2.5 years of subbing (3 long term positions included) 1 year in a Charter School 1/2 a year in Head Start And I finally got a REAL interview in a PUBLIC SCHOOL... in OHIO! I got the call yesterday morning... (which at first I thought was a really cruel April Fools Day joke) and I am interviewing for a Third Grade Job in an Excellent School District next FRIDAY! My mentor (from my first year of teaching in a charter school) now works at this same elementary school where the job interview is for. I had emailed her when I saw the posting... but I had no clue she worked at the same school. I only knew she worked in the district. It really IS all about connections! She won't say so... but I know she must have said something to the principal. When I hung up the phone I fell to my knees and started crying.... I've hoped for just an interview for soooo long! I'm spending all of next week brushing up on interview questions and interview tips from THE MOST INFORMATIONAL SITE.... right here on AtoZ! :thanks:Thank you to everyone on this site!!