Wow!!!!!

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  1. Unbeknownst

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    Um, so yeah ...

    The Principal from the school I student taught at just called me yesterday and said, "Hey, there's a position coming available that you should probably apply for ... Are you near a computer? Because applying now would be great."

    Definitely not a bad start to my job search!
     
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  3. MrsC

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    So...have you applied yet?
     
  4. Unbeknownst

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    Um, of course!
     
  5. MrsC

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    Just checking! Good luck--sounds promising!
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    That sounds WONDERFUL!!!
     
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    Networks are WONDERFUL.

    Wishing you the best!
     
  8. jwteacher

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    Is it at the school or district you student taught? If so, that is a WONDERFUL start towards your job search.
     
  9. Unbeknownst

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    Yep, it's at the school I student taught at :)
     
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    And it shows what he or she thought of your student teaching! Well done and good luck on the job!
     
  11. MissTeach22

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    That is awesome!!
     
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    I don't want to get your hopes up, but you already walk into that interview with a big advantage over the competition. When you do the interview, just say to yourself, "Remember, be yourself. The principal likes me over everyone else so now is my time to show why that is!"

    Good luck! :)
     
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    Wow thats awesome!
     
  14. MsMar

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    Awesome!!
     
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    Thanks everyone! Ya'll have built up the excitement more than it already was!

    Thanks for the kind words jwteacher. I plan on doing just what you suggested.
     
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    Great to make those connections!! Good luck to you! Definately a great sign!!
     
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    That is awesome news! Let us know how everything goes!
     
  18. Miss Snix

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    That is wonderful! Best of luck :)
     
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    How wonderful for you. What a confidence boost to start your job search. Best of luck to you!
     
  20. Aliceacc

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    Also, drop the principal a thank you note ASAP.
     
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    I think that's part of the reason I'm getting this recommendation.

    The last day of my student teaching, the principal wasn't there. So, instead of telling her how thankful I was for the experience, I wrote her a note to that effect and left it under her door.

    This letter was in addition to my volunteering my time each day to help her out with her "menial" tasks to help her out with TAKS preparation.

    In addition to the addition, I called her personally to let her know how thankful I was for the personal recommendation for the job opening.

    I'm hoping she knows how truly thankful I am.
     
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    I think she does. She can see how truly genuine you are about teaching and your time there as a student teacher. That is why she went out of her way to tell you about the position, she wants someone like you working at her school.
     
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    "Yeah, but what have you done for me lately???"

    Write a thank you note!
     
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    Alice...

    an aside...

    Might I say, I love you! You are SO dead on about so MANY things; the voice of reason and wisdom.

    I really appreciate you here on AtoZ!
     
  25. Kangaroo22

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    Sounds great! Good luck!
     
  26. leighbball

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    Yay! Hope it works out...what a great start to your search! GL!
     
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    Yay, good luck! Sounds very promising!
     
  28. Unbeknownst

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    What an awesome community of teachers here.

    I hope I get half as lucky at my first assignment to have colleagues as supportive as all of you.
     

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