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  1. Beth2004

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    Well, this Thursday is my interview for the 5th grade position at the school right near my house. I really hate it when they schedule interviews so far in advance....I've been worrying about this interview for 2 weeks now! haha I'm glad it's finally this week, though. On top of that, I was called today by a principal from another school to schedule an interview for a 6th grade (elementary school) position! The school is right on the campus of the college that I attended and I did some pre-practicum work there. It's a wonderful school. The only down fall is that it's a 40 minute drive from my house (as opposed to the 5 min. drive I'd have to the other school) but I did it for 5 years of college and it's really not that bad. The great thing about it is that she seemed like she was in a hurry to get me in there tomorrow to interview. The position just opened up (probably very unexpectedly) and hasn't been posted. She must've just gotten some resumes from the district office. Anyway, the interview is at 9:30 tomorrow morning and I'm really, really excited. I'll keep everyone posted about how it goes.
     
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  3. Missy

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    Beth that is so exciting!! If she is anxious to get you there to interview that seems like a good sign. I bet both positions will notify you quickly - you don't need to wait any longer!! Can't wait to hear how they go.
     
  4. MissFrizzle

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    Great news Beth..... :)
     
  5. Beth2004

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    I'm expecting that I will hear pretty quickly too. I think that the one for tomorrow will be making a decision especially quickly because it seems like this opening was unexpected and she wants to fill it as soon as possible. Also, because the interviews are being scheduled on such short notice I may not be up against as many other candidates as I probably am for the 5th grade one on Thursday that posted the position back in June and scheduled their interviews 2 weeks ago.
     
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    Great news...I'm sure all will go well with both interviews!
     
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    What great news! I'm rooting for you, Beth!
     
  8. Beth2004

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    Thanks everyone!
    I'm really, really excited about the interview tomorrow because it would be a great position to have. The school is great and since it's right on the college campus it would be really easy to start going back for my M.Ed. Also, it's only about 15 minutes from where my fiance works so when we start looking at houses within the next year or two we could look a little farther north from where we are now so that we'd both be closer to work.
     
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    Beth, that sounds perfect!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you and my toes too! Can't wait to hear!
     
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    Congrats, Beth! :) The one tomorrow sounds ideal for both you and your fiance. Good luck!
     
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    That sounds great! Good luck, maybe you'll have the "awful" problem of having to choose!! Wouldn't that be wonderful?
     
  12. Beth2004

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    haha....What a terrible problem that would be!!
    Honestly, if it came down to it, I don't know which I'd choose. I'd love to be less than a mile from home, but then again, I'd be driving 30 miles away for school a few times a week anyway....
     
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    Congrats and good luck at your interview. Don't forget to tell what happens!!!
     
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    Congrats and good luck Beth! With all the bites you've gotten you are bound to get a contract soon! Hopefully, with all that you've had to endure the last few months, you get offered both and can have a choice.
     
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    I'm starting to get pretty nervous. Yesterday I was more excited that I got the call than I was nervous about the interview, but it's really sinking in now! I'm sitting here making some more copies of things and putting together a few more mini leave-behind portfolios to bring with me. I'm going to bring 8 of them this time. I have a funny feeling that since this interview was such short notice it could possibly only be the principal that I'll be interviewing with (had that happen last summer), but I definitely want to be over prepared. Plus, I've got the interview tomorrow that will probably be with a large committee.
    Anyway, as soon as I'm done with this I'm going to finish drying my hair and then I'll be out the door by 8:30. It'll probably only take me 40 minutes to get there, but I want to be early because apparently the college is tearing up another parking lot and I have to enter the elementary school through another building.

    Wish me luck! :)
     
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    OH MY GOODNESS I missed this thread last night. Best of luck. You are going to get this one and tomorrows!
     
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    You will be fabulous, Beth!!
     
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    Beth if you have any questions ask away.. you seem prepared but don't hesitate to ask okay!!
     
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    Good luck Beth!

    I have a good feeling about this one for you!!
     
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    Ok, I just got home. First let me say that it is miserably hot outside...it's 11 am and it's already 95 degrees with 60% humidity that makes the heat index 100 degrees!
    Back to the topic..... :)
    My interview went really well. It's a 6th grade ELA/Social position and the teacher that I would be on a team with is actually one of the teachers who had me in her room for a pre-practicum assignment. She seems like such a nice woman and I can really see myself working with her. Also, as i expected, the principal wants to make a decision today. It was an unexpected opening and she's going on vacation next week so she wants the decision made today. I really, really, really hope I get it!
    I have to go now, though because I have to head to work (yuck!). I get to spend the rest of the afternoon until 6:00 tonight in a building with no air conditioning on the hottest day of the summer. Lucky me!
     
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    Good luck!! I got offered the job I interviewed for yesterday, so maybe this is your day!!!
     
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    YAYYYY!

    Congrats!
     
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    Good luck Beth!!!!!
     
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    Crossing my fingers for you Beth!
     
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    I'm coming in late here, sorry! Beth..........wishing you all the best! Sounds VERY promising!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
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    Hope you hear the news you want, Beth.

    Congratulations goopp!
     
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    Good luck Beth!
     
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    I didn't receive a phone call today. I was hoping that since she said she wanted to make a decision by today that I would get a phone call, but I didn't. Maybe tomorrow.
     
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    Yes, Beth, hang in there. I know it must be torture... I really have a good feeling though:)
     
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    Me too. I think this is THE ONE for you :)
     
  31. Beth2004

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    Oh, I hope you're right!
     
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    Beth, my philosophy is NO NEWS is GOOD NEWS! Until you hear otherwise, think only positive thoughts! :)
     
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    Still nothing from the principal I interviewed with yesterday....

    I just got home from the interview for the 5th grade position in my town. I feel like it went really well, but then again, that's pretty much how I always feel. I met with the principal, vice principal, and the 3 other 5th grade teachers. Everyone seems really nice and seemed to be happy with my answers. The principal said that they're interviewing today and tomorrow and that I should hear from her by the middle of next week. I really hate waiting, but I guess that's just how it goes.
     
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    Maybe they have us wait to see if we have patience, but I agree the waiting part is almost as hard as the interview itself
     
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    For me it's even harder! I'm always thinking "Oh no, why didn't I mention THAT?" In fact, I'm thinking that right now and I must e-mail the principal to tell her some more good things about me! ;)

    I hope you hear some good news soon, Beth. I know you'll be a fabulous teacher!
     
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    I'm glad everything went well. I can't wait for you to post that you got the job!
     
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    Oh, I sure hope you get this one Beth. :) It sounds great.
     
  38. Aliceacc

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    Keeping my fingers crossed.....
     
  39. JaimeMarie

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    I'm copying Alice. Crossing a set of fingers for you. My nana says if you double cross it's bad luck/ or they cancel each other out. so I'm only crossing the one set!
    I hope the school in your town calls you tomorrow.
     
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    I hope this works out for you, Beth. The waiting torture is making you a stronger person!
     
  41. Beth2004

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    Thanks again, everyone. It helps knowing so many people are rooting for me. ;)
     

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