I know principals are super busy getting things together for the fall and hiring but I have always assumed hiring is top priority in the summer because you need a teacher body in a classroom. Monday, I'm driving from signing my contract and I realize I have a missed call. From the district I grew up in, the majority of my education district for a 2nd grade position. I couldn't help but laugh and literally say in the car "Nooooow you call" just the irony of leaving a contract signing was just too much. I called the P and they were very enthusiastic and I told them I had accepted another position and honest to God they said "Ooohhh no" and started stuttering and asking what school (I've never known Ps to ask that) and I said it was a different district and I hear a sigh and a very monotone "Well....congratulations" I know positions get hundreds of applicants but they weed through then or they're secretary does and you mean out of some 200 in 3 weeks no one fit? The day I applied it had just posted so in a queue of applications I know I was one of the top 20 or so. With out state deadline looming for resignations I was stunned at the slowness of it. I applied and emailed the principal. My first thought was between a 6/11 application date and 6/29 that's pretty much means someone fell through right? I mean in my experience if they want you they call fast. I usually get a timeline like this Mon - apply, Tues - email P, Wed/Thurs get a call for an interview if they really want you especially in the summer.