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I JUST received my offer letter, and I have just a few questions:

1. Is this a tentative offer even thoygh it says "formal" offer letter?

2. One of the questions on the forms asked if I have been fired or forced to resign from any job in the previous five years. I put yes, because the school where I was last, changed principals and the new one and I didn't see eye-to-eye and he didn't like me. All of my evaluations were always stellar, and any of the other assistant principals can attest to the work that I did. Is this going to mess up my chances if he gives me a bad reference, because I'm pretty sure he would, given the opportunity, because he really did not like me. My current principal actually told me the reference that he gave me was awful and she was really glad that she hired me anyway. He actually fired Any teacher that was not tenured (that was either married or older) and replaced them with young 20 year old teachers.

I just don't want to get my ho...See More
haha Is this for a stateside or overseas position. If it's overseas then you'd generally not receive the formal offer until after you receive your orders. Generally everything is tentative until you clear the background check.

Was the principal in question one of the references used for your application? If so, then they hired you anyway. If no...See More
Oct 12, 2017
teacherlife62411 It was for a stateside position. I listed one of the assistant principals that worked with me at that school. I didn't list his name. Could I just list the assistant principal as a reference for that job, instead of the principal (who was the one who non-reappointed me).
Oct 12, 2017
Wilma I am pretty sure that you just need your current principal and then other references can be assistants, curriculum specialists, people who know you as a professional.
Oct 12, 2017
haha If the assistant principal has worked so far for your time at that school I would ride it out as far as you can. Generally they would contact whoever is on your application (although they sometimes ask for further references).
Oct 13, 2017

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