First off, I'd like to say that my heart goes out to all the great teachers out there that struggle in a job market that's so tight they can barely score an interview, let alone a job. I've been there, and ultimately decided relocating was the best thing for me. With that said, I just received a job offer in the district that I want to teach in the most. It really took me by surprise, since this offer comes after a 15-min interview I had at a job fair a few weeks ago. The offer actually came from a Human Resources rep within the district. He offered my a 5th grade position. My concern is that 5th grade isn't where I feel comfortable at all! I was hoping for a 2nd or 3rd grade position. I kindly asked the HR rep to have the principal contact me directly so that I might visit the school (did I handle that ok???) Now I don't know what to do. My gut tells me that if I hold out a little more, that 2nd or 3rd grade position will come in time. How should I handle this situation??? I'd ultimately like to kindly decline the offer, explaining why, but asking her to please keep me in mind for any possible future primary openings. Is this "kosher?" Can I do that? I feel lost. I'm feeling rather down about this whole thing. Although I'm immensely grateful at the prospect of having a job so early in the year, I'm terrified of accepting it. I need advice, please!