Hello Everyone, I graduated in 2009 with a K-6 degree and am certified but due to some moving since then I have missed out on the last two hiring seasons. This year I want to make it my year and get a teaching position. Last August I moved to a new area and found out that a teacher in the area had walked out of her classroom in the middle of the day declaring she was through. I immediately introduced myself to the principal and scored an interview. I felt the interview went really, really well and that I may have gotten the job. However, the principal called and stated that the teacher had decided she might want her job back and that because she was tenured the school board had final say and she would keep me posted. Long story short, the teacher decided she had 3 years until retirement and took the job back. The principal called me and explained the situation and encouraged me to apply for some interim positions that they would have opening up in the spring. I got a part time job at a retail store and they are not understanding of life outside work. I've had to beg to get a day off to go to the doctor. Unfortunately, the job market out here is tight and I can't really find a new job that's more understanding so I didn't get to apply for any of the interim positions when spring came. When May rolled around I sent applications in and started watching websites. The school I had interviewed for last fall posted 2 positions on the 27th of May. I emailed the principal as soon as I noticed them which was just a few days later. I reintroduced myself, told her how interested I was in the position, and listed several strengths. Several days later I still haven't received a reply. This Tuesday I was in the area (it's 40 minutes away from my house) for an interview in a different district and stopped by the school to talk to the principal and give her my resume again. She was out for lunch and so I left my resume with a secretary. . I still haven't heard anything and they posted 2 more positions on Monday! That's a total of 4 positions and most counties around me have NONE! I'm really worried that she may be upset with me because I didn't apply for any of the interim positions. Or that somehow my email has ended up lost in cyber space. But I definitely want a fighting chance at a interview for one of those positions. What should I do? I don't want to be too forward or annoying but I would like to get a response that lets me know either they're not interested or what have you. Any help would be appreciated. I'm kind of stuck and not sure where to go.