Oh my word.
Let me point something out -- if you've waited from May 3 until July 15 to get your placement, then see a phone call from your district on a random Tuesday...it isn't going to be good news. :(
I was displaced from my 4th/5th grade position because it will not exist for the 2013-2014 school year. I interviewed, wasn't selected, interviewed again, wasn't selected and then finally was placed mid-July in 3rd grade. Overjoyed. Raptured. More.Than.Happy. to finally have a placement and be able to begin planning.
Until this morning. I got a phone call at 8:30 from my district. I knew it wasn't going to be anything I wanted to hear but I answered it anyway. They put me in the 3rd grade position but it's a bilingual position. I'm not bilingual, I only have the ESL endorsement. So that wasn't going to work.
They said they had a 5th grade ESL but it is at a school where I nearly had a mental breakdown so I said no way. The other thing they had was 1st grade. FIRST.GRADE. Not ideal at all. At all. (I know some of ya'll love your little guys--I prefer the big ones.)
Granted, because this goof was not my fault at all, she said she would keep a note on her desk that if anything else comes up that is upper el, she will call me and offer that to me. However, there is no guarantee that it would be before school started. *head desk*
It doesn't matter, not really. Because my National Board work has more than prepared me to teach ages 3-12 for literacy (and that's really the part that scares me--teaching them to read). It's just not what I expected or wanted. AND I've bought 3rd grade materials that now are useless for me.
I'm supposed to touch base with her in a couple of days and see if anything else came available. My friend who teaches at the school with the 3rd grade job said one of the 5th grade teachers just got hired in another district so if she puts her notice in soon, maybe they'll let me have that job.