Opinion on Job Opportunity

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  1. rachhnoelle

    rachhnoelle New Member

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    I am going to try and cliffnote this as best as possible. I am NOT happy in my current position. My building and administration is completely toxic. I am constantly being targeted and bullied, and I am always told that things are wrong or I can't do them when I do exactly what most other teachers do. I have been actively looking to leave mid-year and I have not yet found anything in my contract saying I cannot do that. My anxiety and depression has hit an all time high and for my own mental health, I need to leave.

    I applied to a Kindergarten teaching position in a MUCH smaller town and school system then what I am in now. After about a couple weeks, I was called for an interview. I met with the principal and school staff this past Tuesday over Zoom. I was honest, friendly, and passionate in my responses. The team smiled the whole time, nodded the whole time and I felt like I had known them forever. This was the team and community I wanted to be a part of. On Thursday morning, I sent out an email just telling them what a pleasure it was to meet with everyone and how I felt motivated by the supportive climate and I was enthused by the fact that I share the same educational goals and beliefs as the staff. She responded shortly after saying that I was recommended to the superintendent for the next set of interviews.

    He emailed me Fri morning asking to interview at 5:00pm with him, and I was one of two candidates. TALK ABOUT NERVES. So, I spent from 5-5:40pm on the Zoom Call with the superintendent. The conversation with him felt very informal. We talked about the town, the school, and I noticed he kept saying "your classroom" a lot. He said he wanted to get to know me as a human being because that cannot be taught. He asked a couple teacher-related questions, but they were mostly about my character. We discussed my college experiences and he shared that his wife and I went to the same college for undergrad. He talked to me about salary, we decided on a start date and he talked to me about benefits. He said the candidate after me at 6pm had to give a longer notice than I had to as I told him I was going to respectfully give my district a 2 weeks because I had not seen otherwise. The interview ended with him talking about my certification and what positive qualities having that could bring to the school, and I told him I was hopeful and ready for this change to continue my professional and personal growth. He said he'd let me know by Monday at the latest, but he would try to let me know earlier via email either way so I could get the ball rolling with HR. He said if I am chosen he would like me to just accept ASAP so he knows we are moving forward and then we said our goodbyes.

    Thanks anxiety! I have been checking my email non-stop since last night, LOL. Based on other people's experiences - I know it's a 50/50 chance and not knowing what the other candidate brought to the table is killing me - but does anyone think I have a good shot at this job? The way he was talking did not go unnoticed by me, but I am going to be heartbroken if this doesn't work out and might have to consider quitting anyway.

    Thanks in advance for opinions!
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    First of all, :welcome::atoz_love:

    It sounds like they REALLY love you but wish they had two openings. I would stay hopeful but I would also keep searching just in case. As I have to many job seekers, spread your resume and cover letter around your region like thick blackberry jam. This school may likely love the taste, but it never hurts to check your local hiring sites on a daily basis.
     
  4. rachhnoelle

    rachhnoelle New Member

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    Thank you!

    I was offered and accepted the job on Monday!! I already feel relieved knowing I am going somewhere that will value and appreciate my teaching experience!
     
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    That's WONDERFUL!!!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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