I interviewed for a teaching position on the 9th. I felt the interview went very well. The principal even showed me the classroom while school was in session. However, I forgot to ask when I might hear back about the job. When I sent out my thank you email that day (still forgetting to ask simply because I've always received answers within a few days) the principal responded she would be in touch soon. I waited a few days and then called the secretary on Friday the 13th just to say I forgot to ask about the hiring timetable during my interview. I was told it was graduation and they were very busy, but I would hear back from them next week. I never did and assumed I would get a rejection letter in the mail. I decided to call the superintendents office last Friday the 20th to confirm my suspicions that the job had been filled. Just a cold call asking: Has the Position at xxx school been filled? Instead, I was told she did not know specifics about the process but that there had been no recommendations made to the board. I became hopeful again. However, none of my references have contacted me to tell me I've been checked and I assume they would because it would be my first job. Hell, it would be the first time my references have even been called. Thus far I've always been told "thanks for interviewing but you weren't selected" in a reply to my thank you email. Obviously I'm not the kind of person who can just let it go. I have to know if I'm still in the running or if they've just forgot to contact me. I'm thinking of writing a brief email to the principal or the secretary touching base to restate my interest in the position, but I need help writing it. I don't want to come across pushy or impatient (even though I am.) What do you guys think?