Right now my stomach is in knots. Tomorrow evening I have an interview. THE interview I’ve been waiting 5 years for! A position (as a 2nd grade teacher) in my building has opened up and I have an interview. Along with 6 other people, 2 being fellow lit coaches in my building (who are both amazing at what they do as well).
To say I’m nervous is an understatement. I’m more than nervous. I’m excited. Hopeful. Fearful. Hesitant. I want this job SO SO badly. Not to mention I NEED it. How many years can I go on saying “one more year of lit coaching.” I just can’t. But there aren’t many other options… lit coaching is a pretty secure job and it pays well (aside from no benefits and no pay for sick days, holidays etc.) But its better than the alternative (subbing, which pays less and is not guaranteed daily work). Education in Michigan is in a terrible place right now and so many districts are facing budget cuts and layoffs.
I’ve been reviewing sample interview questions all night and my stomach is just a bundle of nerves. I’m pretty confident in my abilities, confident in many of my answers and my skills but its so nerve wracking to go in front of a panel of educators (I think my last interview had 10 people…. administrators and teachers etc), not to mention this interview will have my own co-workers on the panel. This should make me more at ease but it does not.
So tomorrow, please say a prayer for me, or think of me or what not. I am so excited at the prospect of FINALLY having my own classroom, but also terrified of the possibility that there is a chance I won’t get this position.
I’ll keep you updated.