I'm hesitant to post this for fear that hitting "publish" will cause me to wake up and realize that the events of the past few days have just been a dream.
My story begins on the afternoon of Friday the 13th. During the passing period, I checked my cell phone to see that a superintendent had left me a voice mail. Several weeks ago, I had submitted my cover letter, resume, transcript, test scores, and student teaching evaluation forms to this district in regards to a high school math opening. After teaching sixth period, I stepped out into the hall to return the call since my cooperating teacher teaches seventh period each day. This was at 2:30 pm.
The superintendent asked if I had accepted a job yet. If not, he told me that he would love to interview me. I told him that I
hadn't accepted a job and that I would love to interview with him.
When I told him that my schedule was very open and flexible, I didn't
expect to have an interview that very afternoon. His response was "How fast can you get here?" Since my cooperating teacher was teaching, I was able to leave school immediately and drive directly to the town the school is located in.
At 3:45, I arrived in the town. The superintendent actually took the
time to drive out to where I was and lead me back to the high school. I'm very thankful for this because I left the school in such a hurry that I didn't even have a chance to look up the address of the school.
Less than twenty minutes into the interview, he offered me the job. By 5:00, I had been given both a tour of the school and the town. It was a whirlwind of an afternoon.
I have accepted the position, but nothing will be official until the board of education votes on it in early May. I can't even begin to express what a relief it is to have a job lined up before graduation. I still have 2 weeks of student teaching left. But, I can mark "find a job" off my to-do list.
Now, I can't wait to figure out exactly which math courses I will be teaching! So excited...