May 19, 2011

Bitersweet News

One of my former co-workers from the school where I did my long-term subbing this year called me this afternoon to share some news.  She was at a district-wide language arts meeting with several of the teachers I interviewed with for a job in another building. 

Without prompting (she didn't know they even knew who she was much less that we worked together), one of the ladies I interviewed with approached her and asked her if I found a job for next year yet (in case you're wondering, I haven't).  She then proceeded to tell her how much they all, including the principal, loved me at my interview.  She said that I was everyone's first choice, and they were really disappointed that they couldn't hire me based on financial limitations. 

I'm extremely flattered to know that they thought so highly of me.  I knew the interview went well, but I had no clue how I did compared to other candidates.  Also, the topic of my last school (and principal) came up, and I questioned some of my answers regarding that experience.  I guess it's good to know that I said all the right things. 

The downside to this is that I have official confirmation (it was merely speculation before) that my degree is holding me back.  And there's not a darn thing I can do about it.  Without my masters, I wouldn't have my teaching certificate, so I can't exactly omit that information on my applications.   

My fingers are still crossed that there's a district out there that will want me... and my degree!!

1 comment:

  1. Ugh! That is so flippin frustrating. I hate the idea that someone desides to further pursue their education and then struggles with finding a job. It just doesn't make any sense.