This is my third school year looking for a teaching job. I have a B.A. in English, an elementary teaching license in two states and am one class shy of finishing my masters in elementary ed and reading. I have had five long term sub jobs in grades 1st through K. I feel soooo very very ready to have my own classroom. Honestly it is my dream. Two weeks ago I had two interviews. The first one the principal did not seem very friendly and I did not get the position. The second one went very, very well. I was on cloud nine when I left. They have three open positions and the school is everything I could want in a great teaching opportunity. The principal said they were in the process of getting a new superintendent and they were hoping to let people know about the position in two weeks. She also mentioned they were looking to hire several "newbies" when I asked about the new teacher mentoring program. Later that day the assistant principal called me to ask for the last four digits of one of my references phone numbers (it was cut off when the file was copied). So I know they were calling my references within 2-3 hours of my interview. I sent a handwritten thank you note to both the p and ap who interviewed me. Since then I have heard nothing. With the holiday I am hoping maybe I will hear something this week. I did pretty well not worrying about up until today. I watched the clock hour by hour waiting for a phone call. All of my friends and family know how excited I was about this position. I feel so afraid if I do not get it, to feel defeated and then comes the sympathy. I just want to hide under a rock. I've been peace mealing work together for 30 months and I really need a regular income on top of just really being excited about my own classroom. I know there are so many other people who are in the same situation. I just do not know how much longer I can keep looking. I just feel like everything has gone right for me to get this position but the waiting is driving me crazy. I have been sending out 10-15 applications just incase every couple of days so that has kept me busy. Good luck to everyone still looking and I hope something positive happens for all of us!!!