Different school systems handle the interview process differently. What was your interview like? Who did you interview with? My district does cattle call interviews for the most part. 30 or 40 potential new hires are called in over a couple of days and we interview with every principal. You go into a big conference room and sit at the head of a table with every principal, the supervisor of elementary education, the head of special ed and a representative from the school board. All together I would say there are about 20 people there. They go around the table and ask you a set of predetermined questions. They take notes and score you on a rubric. After everyone is done they take the highest scores and they start picking who they want. Things can get ugly at this point if two principals want the same person. They then take their reccomendations to the school board who vote on you. If they vote in your favor, they always do, you are hired.