Last school year, I was hired at the high school where I student taught on a contingency that the school board would approve adding a position after the first 10 days of school because of high numbers. I set up my classroom and worked for 13 days, only to find out that my position was NOT approved. However, a middle school position WAS approved. I "interviewed" and was offered the job on the spot. At the end of last year, I spoke to my principal before I wrote on my letter of intent that I was interested in transferring to the high school. My principal understood and was expecting it. There were no open positions, and he asked me to come back to the middle school. This year, I once again told him that I prefer high school age students. There are TWO positions opening at the high school this year. My principal was very understanding and told me to let him know what he can do for me. (I was too nervous to realize that meant I should ask for a recommendation letter!) He also assured me that he would like me to come back if the high school goes with someone else. I emailed the high school principal with my resume and cover letter to express my interest. She emailed me back to say that she would be conducting emails in late April and she would be in contact. She has already hired me once, so I'm not really sure what to expect here. I hear the competition is fierce, so I feel like I should ask my P and APs to write some letters of recommendation. Is it okay to email them, or should I ask in person? It feels so awkward to acknowledge that they are my second choice, even though we have all known it from the beginning. TL;DR Should I ask for a letter of rec in person or via email, and what should I take to my interview? Observations, student data, lesson plans?