Saturday, July 07, 2007

Still circling; still holding


Schools Out For Summer
Originally uploaded by arodphoto
I've decided to stop holding my breath.

Scott Elliott notes, "a few years ago, we were worrying about an impending teacher shortage here. Now with the economy in the dumps, districts are cutting teachers left and right."

While he's referring to public school districts, I'm not sure the independent school teacher market is any better.

Nothing. Nada. No joy.

The academic dean who visited last week never got in touch with me; I can only assume no interview is likely. The admissions dean out west looking for an associate dean has not responded to two, short, carefully-crafted emails expressing interest (these followed kind words by the head of school).

Perhaps this isn't going to be my year to end up back at a small boarding school. At least I still have a job.

2 comments:

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Yes, you still have a job. That is in itself a blessing, albeit a mixed one, since you were counting on moving ahead to a new school. For you, and for all of us who seek a school to call home, I wish both patience and peace during the wait.

Peter A. Stinson said...

Amen.