1st I want to say thanks to all of you who sent me PMs asking about my situation. Your concern was appreciated! We're a month later & when I left off, I had my SLPA interview on 8/22 & had a good feeling about it. The director asked on the interview if I'd want an SLP job, which I said sure! I met w/ her on 8/24 about it. She couldn't say enough good things about me: How I'm truly respected by the SLPs & her, etc., etc. I was so filled w/ emotion that my hard work throughout the yrs had been recognized that I literally CRIED in front of the director! I told her that after some thought since Monday, I should maybe take the SLPA job for now since I don't want to be overwhelmed & want to do a good job. She told me to reconsider & offered me anything I wanted: - SLPA job (full time) - SLP job (part time) - SLP (full time) - SLP 75% position where I'd get EVERY Friday off. (She knows I'm in grad school.) I said I'd reconsider & told her the next day I'll take the 75% position. I'm waiting & waiting. Then, TODAY, 9/22, I was called by HR that I got the job as a contracted SLP & sign the contract tomorrow! I give all thanks to God & I'm so glad all my yrs of hard work has paid off! A couple wks ago, I had very graciously declined the offer the other district made to me (about the substitute SLP), which was temporary anyway. I said that if the situation comes up, I'd love to be considered again. The HR secretary was very sweet & said if that happens, she'd love to put me to work! Thanks again guys!