Heart Attack Time!

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  1. tarkle21

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    So, school starts around here this coming Monday. There are a few jobs circling around in the system I grew up in. I went to visit one last week since I knew they had some openings. I also knew one of the teachers there. So I handed the principal my resume, and he said he would keep it to remember my name when they started scheduling interviews.

    All was seeming like a lost cause until I came home today after buyng a $200 book for a Spanish class I'm taking at the local community college [ack!]. A little after I got home, the phone rang. It was West Lawn and they asked if I could come interview for a 6th grade position tomorrow at 3pm. Of course I said I could.

    Seriously, guys, this is like a dream. Since doing my student teaching in sixth grade last spring, I've always wanted to teach 6th grade. And too, I'll be in the system I grew up in. Gosh, it would be so perfect!

    Of course I'm not getting my hopes too high just in case something happens that I don't get the job. But yay! I've got a nibble, lolz.
     
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  3. Teacherella

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    Good luck! :)
     
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    Good Luck!
     
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    GOOD LUCK!!!! Please update us on how it goes!!!
     
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    Best of luck. My dream job is 6th grade social studies.
     
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    Thanks a bunch, you guys! I can use all the luck I can suck away from people, lolz. XD;;

    Exclaimation Po: Social studies would be an awesome subject to teach! I like that one and reading the best, but I will take whatever they wish to give me. :3
     
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    Good luck!!! :)
     
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    Best of luck to you!
     
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    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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    Lots of luck to you! Do you know what subject, or is 6th grade all subjects where you are?
     
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    Again, thank you so much, guys! Y'all are made of much love around here. :3

    Lives4Math: Unless things have changed in the last...7 years since I've been in middle school around here, a teacher does not teach all subjects. I don't know which subject it would be. All I know is that there are two positions open and I'm willing to sell my soul for any subject, lolz.
     
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    LOL! You are too funny!
     
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    Go get 'em!
     
  17. tarkle21

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    XD!! I do my best.

    Zoe: I plan on it. >:3
     
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    Good luck!!!!
     
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    Best wishes to you!!
     
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    Let us know how it goes. All the best!
     
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    I hope it works out!!!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I hope all your wishes come true!
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    Hope all went well today :) GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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    Thanks for all the well wishes. I really appreciate it.

    I really don't know whether I got the job or not. Pretty much it was very laid back with the P and the Assistant P. I forgot to first introduce my name, which I profusely apologized for, but pretty much it was like I was just chit-chatting with them.

    I've never felt more comfortable in an interview. They said they were looking more for personality than the technical stuff, like asking me questions about my philosophy and all that. And really, sometimes personality is more important than what you know. They did ask me questions about discipline, my worst moments, if I did anything to help them with after school activities, if I knew about STI, so in some ways they did get a feel if I am capable.

    I felt so comfortable walking in there. I was nervous, but not as much so as my last ones. The school seems like it's a very close-knit family, which is good because really, this is all a team effort.

    I really do hope I get the job. I sent them a thank you email, so I did my follow up. Now I guess I just wait to hear from them tomorrow.

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    As an aside, I'm probably over analyzing like I always do, I couldn't help but sense something from them. I'm not getting my hopes up, but they were talking as if I would be there.

    The P asked me, "This will be your first year..." Will be... I dunno, I'm probably...definitely! looking way too into that, but it was something positive, I guess. ^^;
     
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    Sounds good! I hope you hear good news soon :)
     
  29. TechTeach09

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    Best of luck, despite my devastating situation earlier, I have an interview next week with the district I grew up in to and the P was the VP where I went to school.
     
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    I hope you get good news tomorrow!
     
  31. tarkle21

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    Thanks!

    TechTeach09: That should really help you out then! :D And it's so awesome being on the other side of things. It's very surreal. XD
     
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    Sounds like a great interview!
     
  33. tarkle21

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    Oh, I really do hope so! :dizzy:
     

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