About a month ago, I asked the other preschool teacher to sub for a day while I went out of town. She said no. I was hurt. I got over it. Then, she asked me to sub for her for a week while she went to Mexico. I was pretty ticked off about her asking me right after she had told me no. Normally, I keep my ears open and my mouth shut. I live in a small town and word can get around fast. Well, against my own advice, I opened my mouth. About a week before I had asked her to sub, I realized I had left some books at the preschool that I needed. I had left the books on a Friday and didn't realize it until Monday. I went Monday night after she had finished her preschool class and found a business plan, expense budget, etc. lying on the desk. I had found similar documents on the computer a week before. She had always told me that she had wanted to open her own preschool or daycare. Flashforward to when I was upset and I had had my last straw, I took it to my principal and told her I found it on the desk. (Our preschool is in the covenant where the principal lives. So if she would have happened to walk in, she would have found it.) My principal told me she wasn't suprised about the fact of the other teacher wanting to leave. To be honest, I like the other teacher a lot. She is a really great teacher and has taught me quite a bit being as this is my first year. I don't want her to leave and I don't want to take her job. The principal said that she would put doing all the classes at the preschool and then do p.e. on the two afternoons we don't have preschool. I would love that very much. The bummer part is that some lady had sent her resume to the school who is obviously more qualified than I am. The school hasn't advertised any open positions and this lady had just moved to town. My principal thinks this is wonderful because if the other preschool teacher quits, she would use this other lady to fill the position. That's all fine and dandy except for I really, really want the position. I only work at the school 3 days a week. It's my only job and I could use the extra money to help me continue through school. If I got the position, I would be full time and I could get insurance, which I don't have. I know I screwed up by even opening my mouth. I do really want this position and I want to mention it to principal. I just don't know how. I need some advice. Please? ADVICE????