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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Most of you know that I applied for an assistant principal position last year. After two rounds of interviews, I found out I didn't get the promotion. After I left the final interview, I pretty much knew I didn't get the job. It was only the third interview I had been on in my entire life (one interview for the bank job I had throughout college, one interview for a teaching position in my district, and the interview for AP). Needless to say, I didn't have a lot of experience with huge panels (the panel consisted of all 16 principals in my district).

    Anyway, I'm going to put myself out there again and apply for the position. One of our APs is being promoted to P, so his job is up for grabs. This school year, I upped my game and took on a lot of responsibilities. I was grade-level rep, was part of the new teacher mentoring program (BTSA), annnnnnnd...I was voted teacher of the year at my site! :blush:

    Interviews will be the week of July 22nd. I'd better stop blabbing and start getting myself prepped so I don't bomb the 2nd interview like last year! :lol:
     
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  3. queenie

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    How exciting!! Best of luck to you!!
     
  4. bella84

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    Whoa, that's intimidating! :eek:hmy:

    Congratulations! :2up:
     
  5. KinderCowgirl

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    I really admire that you are trying again. Best of luck! :thumb:
     
  6. giraffe326

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    Good luck!
     
  7. leighbball

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    Good luck!!
     
  8. teacherintexas

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    Good luck! I'm like Kindercowgirl. I admire you for dusting yourself off, and having another go at it.
     
  9. TamiJ

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    I think that´s a terrific idea. Good luck to you and keep us updated!
     
  10. Major

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    Go to the interview with great confidence that you will get the job.
     
  11. muinteoir

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    Good Luck!!!
     
  12. Missy

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    Good luck!
     
  13. FarFromHome

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    Good luck!
     
  14. Kat53

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    Good luck! Hopefully your experience with the last panel interview will give you some tips for how to prepare this one.
     
  15. MrsC

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    Good luck!
     
  16. TeachOn

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    An interview panel that large is just dumb, and it ought to have included teachers, parents, students; all of whom are on our principal hiring committees. And, yes, the students have a full vote.

    Anyway, best of luck!
     
  17. JustMe

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    You have no idea how much I want you to get what you want! :)
    (And deserve.)
     
  18. DrivingPigeon

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    That's awesome-congrats! Keep us posted!
     
  19. catnfiddle

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    You'll be an even stronger candidate this time around! You know how a panel works, and you have yet another spectacular year of teaching under your belt, which will give you continued insight into what works and what need adjusting in the school. Go for it!
     
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    Awesome! Best of luck!
     
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    Good luck!
     
  22. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I truly appreciate everyone's support.

    Even if I don't get the promotion, I have my comfy 2nd grade position waiting for me in August (with a class list full of siblings of former students).

    I'm trying to be positive about the outcome...whichever direction it takes.
     
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    I hope you get the job!
     
  24. teacherwithlove

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    Yes and teaching 2nd grade isn't so bad ;)

    It's a good age to teach!
     
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    Good luck! This year will be better in that you know what to expect a little.
     
  26. cutNglue

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    For one of our AP positions, the selected candidates had to get up in front of the entire school staff and give a presentation and then it was presented for vote.
     
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    You have a great attitude! :thumb:
     
  28. JustMe

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    Any update, YTG? :)
     
  29. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Interviews won't be held until the 22nd. Lots of movement going on in the district right now.
     
  30. JustMe

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    Oh, duh. That's in the original post. :blush:

    Well, I hope you've prepared however you're able and do a fantastic job!
     
  31. Ted

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    I have a good feeling about this... you'll snag it! :)

    Come back here and allow us to celebrate with you once it's announced. :)
     
  32. smalltowngal

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    Good luck!!
     
  33. Ms. I

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    Good luck!
     
  34. catnfiddle

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    Picture me going into full Ethel Merman: "You'll be swell! You'll be great!"
     
  35. webmistress

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    WOW, a panel of 16 principals. That is amazing and very intimidating like someone else said.

    I'm sure you'll do great!
     

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