On 7/02/03, MELISSA wrote:
> I AM FEELING A BIT FRUSTRATED. I HAVE HAD 4 INTERVIEWS AND
> I STILL DO NOT HAVE A TEACHING JOB. THIS WILL BE MY FIRST
> YEAR AS A TEACHER AND EVERYONE IS EXCEPTING PEOPLE THAT
> HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!! I AM NOT GOING
> TO GET ANY EXPERIENCE IF I DON'T HAVE A TEACHING JOB. WHAT
> SHOULD I DO OR WHAT AM I DOING WRONG.
> VERY FRUSTRATED!!!
Calm Down - Unfortunatley, many teachers, especially that 1st
year, tend to not get hired until a week, day, or even after
school has started. Many principals right now are finishing
up last year, looking at student enrollment numbers for next
year, and taking vacation. Keep being diligent. Go show up
at a school with a resume even if there is not an opening
there yet. It will let that principal put a name to your
face and show him/her that you are truly interested in
teaching for them. When an opening does come up, be there
right away and let them know that you are interested. Try
looking at innercity or lower income schools since sometimes
there is a higher teacher turnover at these schools. Good
luck !! Enjoy your summer. The school year will soon start
and then you will be swamped with things to do.