How should I take this email?? --How were you told you were hired?

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  1. Elizabeth268

    Elizabeth268 Rookie

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    I am in the final stages of interviewing for a school district. I've had the interview and the demo lesson. My references were all contacted. I was sent an email asking me to come in for a meeting next week. I called to confirm and asked if I could be expecting good news... I was told they wanted me to meet with the superintendent and that it did involve discussing future employment possibilities with the district.

    I'm worried that they would have informed me that I "got the job" over the phone and that this meeting is to break the news to me that they want to offer me a position, but that it will be for a different position than what I applied for. (e.g. long term subbing)

    Has anyone had experience with this? How were you given the news that you were hired as a classroom teacher at your district?
     
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  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    You may not get a job offer until after interviewing with the superintendent. In smaller districts, it's quite common to have to interview with the superintendent before getting the job offer.
     
  4. mathteachertobe

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    It seems as if districts that include meeting the superintendent as part of the hiring process often let the super make the offer in that meeting. I suppose the super can decide not to make the offer, but I can't recall ever hearing of that. I think it most likely, since it is the super's ultimate call, they didn't think it appropriate to tip their hand to you. I think you put them in a slightly awkward position when you asked about good news, as the probable good news isn't theirs to share. I would try to approach the meeting with guarded optimism. I would also continue to apply for jobs, but not in that district, until I knew the decision.
     
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    You've got the job, so long as your interview with the superintendent goes well. They wouldn't waste the superintendent's time or contact your references otherwise.
     
  6. skeptic

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    Agree with all the posters. That was my experience too.
     
  7. Elizabeth268

    Elizabeth268 Rookie

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    Well, I go in for the "meeting" this afternoon. I'm prepared for a full on interview, but we'll see! I'll let you all know what happened. Wish me luck!!
     
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    I would take it as, you've got the job as long as you don't botch the cordial conversation with the super.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Stop worrying. The Supe interview is basically a formality but treat it as an interview.
     
  10. Elizabeth268

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    You all were right. I walked in and literally two seconds after my butt hit the chair they offered me the job. So excited! (I actually didn't even meet with the superintendent until after they offered me the job and I signed the papers.)
     
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  11. mathteachertobe

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    Congratulations!
     
  12. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    That's super! Congratulations!
     
  13. skeptic

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    Congrats! Glad it went so well. :)

    What grade? Is this your first teaching position? If so, now you can start reading all the posts about how to get ready for the first day. :)
     
  14. Elizabeth268

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    Thank you! I won't find out grade level until the end of the week. I will definitely check out the first day/week posts!
     
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    Congratulations!!
     
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    YAY! So nice to know early too.
     

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