It's been 10 years since I have taught and now I'm trying to get back. It has been such a hard and almost impossible experience. I taught kinder for 4 yrs and then took off to raise my children. I came to realize that getting a call for a teacher position isn't likely so I started applying for para jobs. I had my first principal call me 2 weeks ago for a para sped job. I was so excited. Got there and they asked me to tell them about myself. After that 1st question, the lady asks me if I had completed my interview with HR and I said no. Then she said she couldn't interview me until I had passed the interview with HR. I was so upset and deflated. Although we did set up that interview which I am going to this week. Then last week, another district calls me for a sped para position. I interviewed them. An hour after the interview, they called and offered me the job. But since I had set up the interview with HR at the other district, they allowed me to go to it and let them know my decision this week. With that all said, I have had my most desired district call me for a teaching position. I interviewed with them last Thursday. I think it went great. But the told me they wouldn't call me until the end of this week. I also had another interview today for a para job at the same desired district. I really, really want the teacher position. I just need to know if I am going to get the job soon because the district that has offered me the job is waiting. This is all so stressful!!! Wish/pray that I get this teacher job please!!! Also, do most here who are certified and can't seem to get an interview apply for para jobs too? If so, is it easier to do an in district transfer to a teacher position?