I've been lurking here for a few months and always found this forum extremely helpful, so I thought I would say hello and ask a question to those that have taught before. I graduated last Aug. and immediately enrolled in ITeachTexas and have passed my content test, and all my modules. Immediately after graduating (I made a move from Lubbock to the DFW area) and moving here I got a job subbing and subbed until I got my current teachers' aide position. I've been applying at every district within 45 minutes of here and I'm getting a little desperate since I've not been called in for any interviews (only job fair interviews). I've also had my principal email the high schools in the district I'm employed by, the vice principal called and sent my resume to the high schools also, and our assessment specialist also called the middle schools that had openings. I have no idea what to do, or what I'm doing wrong... I thought both subbing and becoming a teachers' aide would reflect positively since I didn't student teach, and I totally thought being an employee of the district would get my foot in the door since we've had 13 positions in my content area (hs eng. lang. arts) but nada.