I am interviewing on Friday for a job as a math resource teacher. The teacher who is leaving was just giving a job in the district central math office. I'm not super-crazy about the position itself (lots of meetings, overseeing CLT meetings, leading math interventions, serving as math coach, local data collector, etc)... but the pay increase (same pay scale, but with 11 pay periods instead of 10, with the 11th not including any benefit or association deductions)? Yep. I sure am interested in that. I'm reasonably hopeful I'll be offered the position since the principal specifically asked me if I was planning on submitting a resume, and when I did send it, she offered me my choice of times. There will be other applicants, and some with more experience than me, but I'll see how it goes. So what's weird about it? Well... it's my current school, and it's my own principal that asked me about applying. The only two references I listed on the resume were... the two people I was submitting the resume to; my principal and assistant principal. Even weirder, it's a panel interview including, among other people, my team leader and two of my best friends in the school... unless any of those three end up submitting resumes themselves, which is entirely possible. Weird all around, but here's hoping for the best. I won't be particularly heartbroken if I don't get the position. If not for the pay raise, I wouldn't be applying. Still, interviewing for current friends and administrators will be a new experience.