I was offered two different positions- 5th grade self-contained at a district and a 7th/8th ELA at a Catholic school. I accepted the 5th position, primarily because I am taking a huge pay decrease either way, and the district pays for graduate schooling. Well, I have a middle grades license with ELA and Social Studies endorsements. I assumed I could teach a 5th grade self-contained class. Nope. Wrong. Have to do an entire alternative certification program again. When I emailed the Catholic school to let them know I was taking the other position, the AP was very nice and said to let me know if there was any change within the next couple days (this was yesterday). I emailed her, telling her the situation, but I am still nervous. Now I will sit next to the phone waiting for her to call.... The velvet lining...I LOVED the P and AP at the Catholic school, but accepted the other position because of the extra money.