Hi, I just wanted to share something with all of you. All the job find books say-"Leave no stone unturned" when looking for a job. I was really hesitant on emailing a few teachers I sort of know to ask for advice on the job search and whether they knew of any opeinings. However, I emailed three teachers and found out things I would have never know otherwise. For example, one district here has a posted first grade opening. It has been listed for about 3 weeks. I emailed a teacher there today and asked for any advice on the job search and whether she knew of any openings. I could not believe it when she emailed me back and said this school has 2 first grade openings and 2 second grade openings for next year. Only 1 of those is actually posted. I wonder why???? She also said the principal is in the process of putting together an interview committee right now. The second teacher I emailed gave me some excellent advice also. She said her principal loves persistance-meaning call, call, call! The other job posting at a different school stated a vacancy as just elementary postion. I emailed a teacher there and found out exactly what grade and who was retiring. It felt silly emailing them since I do not know any of them very well. However, I learned much more about the search and jobs had I not. Just thought I would share!