Today I Bit Off All My Nails

Ok, deeeeeep breath...... So here is the dealio... I maybe, just might, potentially get a teaching job! Mason's mom, who is a teacher in the Sugarland/Houston area, has been spreading the word in her neck of the woods that I am still desperate for interested in getting a teaching gig for this school year. Well... someone finally took the bait. There is a 4th grade social studies and science teaching job available at an elementary school in her district. I have been emailing back and forth with one of the other 4th grade teachers since Thursday about the job and last night the principal emailed me and told me she would call me today to schedule an interview. Yay!!!

THEN, guess what... I was getting ready for work this morning and she finally calls me and asks me if she can have an over the phone preliminary interview RIGHT NOW on speaker phone with one of the assistant principals listening on. Um what!? I thought I'd have a few days to prepare myself and perfect all of the reasons why I'd make the best teacher in the world. Um, no. So I agree to do the interview RIGHT THEN, because, I mean what else am I going to say... "um no, now is not a good time." Anywho, the interview was not a simple little "preliminary" interview. It was a full blown interview, not anything easy like "Why do you want to teach?" I definitely stumbled a little on answering a few of the questions. Overall, however, I think I did a decent job... and I would hope that they take into consideration that I was nervous and was asked to do a full-out interview with no head notice. We shall see though. She is supposed to be emailing me some of the school expectations and policies to look over, which seems hopeful, I mean it's not like she was all, "Don't call us, we'll call you..." So anyway, I am just on pins and needles right now waiting to hear back to see if they want to proceed with a second interview or what not.

Oh and did I tell you that she said ideally she'd like the 4th grade teacher in place by Thursday so that they could be there for the Open House! thursday? Thursday!? THURSDAY!?!?! OH SURE, NO PROBLEM! Ahhhhh! Anyway, so like I said, nothing is for certain yet. The district may very well already have someone in mind, but there is a small glimmer of hope that I maybe, just might, be a teacher this year. I shall keep you posted.

Oh and did I mention that the job is in Houston and I currently live in Dallas... Isn't my life fun?! :)


  1. That is awesome, good luck!!!

  2. What an awesome opportunity!! I hope you get it. :) It would be such a great way to start the new school year. And how flippin' adorable would 4th graders be to teach?! Keep us updated! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

  3. That's fabulous! We had open house tonight, and i'm exhausted. i'm so excited for your potential job. i hope it works out.

  4. OMG...keep me posted! Would you move to houston? Keeping my fingers crossed! -Jill

  5. Wow that's sudden but FANTASTIC! I hope it all works out for the best for you.