Hello all, Is anyone else subbing while actively looking for a full-time teaching position? I am finding this time of year to be particularly depressing. For example, I interviewed for a job at a school I have subbed for several times. I know I have done a good job while there and I've gotten to know the principal and several staff members. However, when I applied for an open position, the job went to someone from somewhere else. I thought subbing would be my way in the door, but it doesn't feel like it's working. I guess I'm feeling frustrated at being "just a sub." Apparently, it doesn't look that good on a resume. And really, no one knows if you are doing a good job or not. You are alone with those kids in the classroom all day and the only time you are noticed is if you do something WRONG. I write great notes to the teachers, praising their class (if it applies) and I am friendly to everyone. I offer to help the other teachers out, I arrive early and stay until everything is done, yet I feel like I get no respect - and it gets me nowhere in the job search. It's that time of year when all the teachers are getting thank yous and teacher appreciation gifts and all sorts of recognition and I guess I'm just feeling a little down that none of the efforts of the subs are appreciated. Especially when all this sub wants is her own classroom again.