Won't hire me?

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  1. js15206

    js15206 Rookie

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    I have been teaching for 10 years and resigned last school year due to family reasons. So I just found my dream job at a school district in Maryland. The curriculum supervisor along with the Principal absolutely loved me and recommended me for hire.

    So I get an email from HR stating that my application was incomplete without 3 references. I submitted 6 letters of recommendation which included both colleagues and supervisors. I guess they have their own official form for references. The problem is that my last 6 supervisors (which is all of them) have retired and I have no way to contact them. They won't accept the personal letters from my former supervisors (even though they are originals and signed) and now I'm stuck.

    I am so upset that this job hinges on such a formality. Any ideas? I have never had something like this happen.
     
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  3. MrsKP

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    :) Find other references
     
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    I can find 2 colleagues to fill it out, but they specifically stated that they cannot hire me without a reference from a supervisor.
     
  5. Want2Educate

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    Have you contacted the schools they worked at? Sometimes they can either give you contact information or will contact your former supervisor and tell them to contact you.

    I had a friend in the same position and it's very frustrating.

    You could always try facebook or googling. I know those are both long shots but with a job on the line I would try anything.
     
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    I tried the last known email address I have. I am hoping for some luck. The school district said because of confidentiality they do not give out info. I tried Facebook and Myspace but they were retiring so they weren't into technology.

    The school I want to work at just doesn't understand I was at an inner city school district with an outrageous teacher and administration turnover. Most Principals only lasted a year or two.

    Gosh, I feel like I'm stalking them. :eek:
     
  7. agdamity

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    Is there an assistant principal or department head you could use instead? Call the Maryland district and explain that the principal has retired and you do not have contact information; ask who they would like you to use instead.
     
  8. teacherpippi

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    If this is all that stands between you and a job, you NEED to get their contact information. Use whatever means you have at your disposal (Facebook, Yahoo People Search, etc). Send a note to the old school and have them forward it for you.
     
  9. Rainbowbird

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    Are there any colleagues who kept in touch with your old admins? That is how I found my fmr. P's phone number. Somebody I had worked with had kept in touch with her. I would try any way you can to get that contact info.
     
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    try the website whitepages.com. It is an online phone book and what i used when looking for people for a class reunion
     

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