I know sometimes it can feel awkward sending out unsolicited emails especially if a job listing tells you exactly how to apply, and as we know emailing the principal is not usually on the list! However I have seen so many people get their jobs that way. It wasn't even my intention to do it but I came across a school that I felt pretty darn passionate about so I emailed the P last night right before I went to bed. She called me first thing this morning and I have an interview for Monday! I am elated and feeling so blessed! So PUT your feelers out!! The WORST they're going to do is redirect you to the superintendent's office, say they have nothing, or just not respond. The BEST that will happen is that you get a job you weren't expecting!!