I want to thank this forum for helping me get this job, for Aliceacc who gave me the idea of emailing the principal (emailed him last Friday, landed job today after an interview this morning - it was a great one!), for TeacherGroupie who helped me with my cover letter (and again, also Aliceacc) and also passing CSET math, and for the brilliant posters who encourage each of us become the best teacher that one could be. Thank you. This is my first teaching job (although, I'm a sub). I'm probably the only intern here who got hired as a permanent teacher - high school math (got scared of my competition because they are fully-credentialed). If there is one, please tell us your story. Anyway, I now have to look for somebody to bring my son to school early in the morning everyday (I'm a single dad). Classes starts on the 29th. Don't lose hope. It's scrambling time for principals to fill out teaching jobs for an increasing student population. Again, thanks for everything.