I met with the pastor of a Catholic School for a year long maternity leave teaching job. Actually, I didn't even know it was only a year long leave, the principal never told me beforehand and dropped it during the interview, but since I have 0 experience I figure this would at least be something on my resume. I have been home with LO for almost a year and a half and really am not looking forward to leaving her. DH said I could stay home longer, but I figure I am lucky to even get this interview since there is a hiring freeze for public schools and few teaching jobs in private schools. So I go yesterday, maybe 10 min into the interview the principal tells me her gut tells me I'm the one and she always goes on that. She says just from speaking with you on the phone, I had a feeling I would like you. She asked a lot of what if questions, mostly behavioral stuff, why she should hire me stuff like that. No direct, lesson questions or curriculum stuff. We then chatted and I also menthioned I was married and had a LO. Maybe I shouldn't have said that, but am I supposed to keep it a secret? So she says about 2 times that she would love to hire me, gives me the pay, orientation dates then drops that I have to meet with the pastor, but SHE has final say, so implying that what he thinks doesn't matter. She gives me her cell number and tells me to text her when I meet with him, which I do. She calls me today and says to call her after I meet with him to "Go over the next steps." Again, I assuming she means filling out forms, orientaion stuff. So I travel again, scamble to have someone watch LO again, meet this pastor and he spends literally 3 minutes with me. Doesn't ask a single teaching question, Religion question, how I would incorporate Religion but says about 3 times "Oh, so it went good with the principal". No, it went horrible that's why I am here. He then asked where I lived, asked if I ever taught before, which I said no to, and he didn't seem too enthused. I did mention I did student teaching. He then asked if I have ever prepared children for 1st holy communion, and my answer was no, then askes did I ever voulunteer at a CCD program, and again no. Then he said he would talk to the principal tomorrow. I'm assuming the communion thing is important, since he asked. The principal never mentioned the communion thing to me either. I'm pretty sure I made mine in the 3rd grade, so didn't even think to ask. I would also be the only 2nd grade teacher there, but she said I would be working with the 3rd grade teacher as well. I have to admit though, I am pretty nervous about having to run the penance and communion, but obviously I would have to do it. Of course, I'm hoping someone would explain what it is I have to do at least and not just throw me to the wolves. I call the principal again, bc she asked I call her after I meet with Pastor. She goes on to say how she has my orentitation letter ready to be mailed out. She asks me if he asked questions about teaching, I told her what he asked and I get a very sullen "Oh". Now the story changes to "Ok, I will talk to him tomorrow and hopefully things work out." So what happened to "Oh I have the final say" Apparently not, since now it seems like if he doesn't approve then no letter gets mailed out. Also, Ive went on other Catholic school inverterviews and never had to mee with a pastor. I mean, when will I be working with him? So, my gut is telling me I am not going to get this bc I don't have experience, wether it be teaching or preparing them for communion? Should I have not mentioned I have a LO? Would you even accept this position if you were me or do you think it will be too much as a first year teacher? The pay is not good, but it's experience. She is letting me know today. Advice?