A few weeks ago I attended a job fair and while there had a lengthy conversation with a high school principal. I'm looking to teach English and would love to teach world lit, and I was a journalist for over 20 years, so you can imagine the excitement both of us seemed to have when she said her journalism teacher doesn't want to teach the class next year and she can't find anyone to teach world lit. We talked for probably 45 minutes at job fair. It was a great conversation and when I left her booth, she said, "Don't freak out if you don't hear from me until June or July." Ummmm..... For high school, is that a normal timeline? I've applied for a couple of high school positions in that district (and others) and am told they've not started interviews yet. Not good for my nerves. Is this common in high school?