Hi, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom (although I do work a few hours a week in a coffee shop to maintain sanity). I have my B.A. in English and have tutored in the past for a tutoring company specializing in offering after-school help to inner-city ("at risk") kids. Now that my daughter is older (she's going into 2nd grade), I was thinking about going into teaching but before I commit to a license program, I thought I'd try subbing first. I live in the same town where I went to school (4th-12th) and my daughter now goes to school here as well. I was thinking about applying for a sub position here. The problem...I need 5 references! I have one from a parent of a child I tutored, one from my boss at the tutoring company, one from a former professor....that means I need two more.:mellow: Here's my conundrum....I was thinking about asking the principal of the high school and a former high school teacher for a reference. Both of them gave me a recommendation letter to college...but I haven't seen either of them in probably 11 years which basically means they knew me then but, don't know me now. I figured that if the person in H.R. saw that I went to school in town, they'd ask around about me anyway but... What would you think if a student you hadn't seen in a decade popped up and asked you for a reference in this situation?? :help: My only other option is to get two more references from parents but I'm not sure how high teachers hold the opinions of parents.