It’s that time of year

And so it begins again… the search for a classroom teaching position that is.  This will be the fourth year that I begin this process.  I am updating all of the various district online applications and keeping an eye on all posted positions but it’s tough.  The search lasts from now until school starts.  It can be very wearing.

I know that there are hundreds of applicants for each position posted so it’s not likely I will get a phone call.  I was fortunate to get two interviews for teaching positions last year.   I have also been incredibly fortunate to have gotten the classroom assistant positions I have had for the past three years.  There is slightly less stress in the job search as I know that I should be able to return to the job I currently hold next year and I work in a wonderful school, the teachers are all so supportive, everyone on the staff is treated as an equal, there is just such a great sense of community here.  However I would still like a classroom position.  So I have the resume updated, cover letters ready to be personalized to school or district, and request for new reference letters out.  I’ve already applied for a number of positions now it’s wait time.  I’m not good at wait time.  I’ll just have to concentrate on my job right now, making the lessons count all the way to the end of the year, my book study on Repair Kit for Grading, maybe pick a book to follow it, and just trying not to stress.