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monday, july 25, 2005

so i called the school that i went to last week with the drama teacher position. it's the only school i visited and left my resume at that had any kind of opening. one of the schools i dropped by when we went out friday had filled its last opening thursday, another had filled everything just the week before. we decided 1 school was too far of a trip, especially for friday, and two others were closed for construction reasons (one was having the parking lot redone, the other was behind road construction that had closed access to it). so, after all the running around, i dropped off 9 resumes and only found one school with an opening, and not a language arts opening at that.

and this weekend, i realized that not only could i take the class, but i better make it clear to the school that had the opening that i was interested. don't want to lose a possible job because i'm determined to stick to only one or two things, you know?

so, i called. and guess what? the secretary remembered me! she told me that the principle was really impressed with my resume and was considering having a writing class if they couldn't find a drama teacher.

oh, man, did my heart stop! lol

but still, i didn't want to risk losing the job because i was holding out for the writing class. so i told her to please let the principle know that i'm interested in the drama position. i told her that i had been in drama up until high school, that i'd taken a drama class in college, and that i was very good at using resources to come up with lecture material. i have to do this all the time for my writing classes - take online resources and book notes and bring the material together into a lecture format. i've been able to come up with assignments fairly easily enough too. i also let her know i had taught and tutored a number of classes outside my major - a college math class for one. i told her that with whatever textbook they used and, if they had any, a syllabus or whatever from the previous teacher, i'd be good to go.

course, i think i failed to mention that i'd need a little time too, so i'm really hoping they realize that and hire me this week, which will give me a week to try to pull something together. but i probably should go looking around and see what i can find online anyway - just in case i do get hired but not until next week.

on the one hand i am hoping to get this. with all the schools i sent resumes too all full, anything i get from the district will be quite a drive for us. but, on the other, i'm trying not to hope too hard. i hate hoping and then getting let down. with the county hiring over 1300 teachers this year, the chances of being let down in this case - even though i'll probably be one of the hires - is probably pretty high. and then there's also the fact that i took my pII in language arts, not theater.

still, at least there's some possibility on the horizon. and we desperately need some. next month's rent is completely in the air. this month's check has managed to come in at the wrong moments and bounced twice.

we're in deep kimshe folks. a little hope is a good thing.

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stolidly calm, unexcitable; unemotional; having or showing a slow and stolid temperament

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