I a new teacher, I will graduate this month with my a B.A. in history, minor in secondary education social studies (high school). I have applied for quite a few positions on the district websites, went on two interviews, but both of them were coaches who were resigning and I didn't get the jobs. I don't know for certain if they replaced them with coaches, I simply put that out there for info. This is a second career for me and I NEED to find a teaching job, so I'm becoming a little worried that they are all filling up so quickly. I love teaching and I'm eager to begin my career as a teacher which makes it all the sadder that I haven't landed a job yet. Especially when so many of the teachers at your student teaching school, and other schools, tell you what a great teacher you are. My goal was to have a job so that I could work on lesson plans over the summer. Several of the veteran teachers at my current school where I student teach tell me not to worry, something will come up, many teachers quit over the summer, and other various scenarios. While I know this, it's a little disheartening I must admit. When did you get hired for your first teaching job? Was it well in advance, the week before school started, etc?