This post was created by a member of Edutopia's community. If you have your own #eduawesome tips, strategies, and ideas for improving education, share them with us.
7 673 Views
After joining the world of unemployment this past July I am finding it very difficult to get an interview. I have never had a problem getting noticed before, or landing the job I wanted, but now I find it a very difficult endeavor. To fill you in a little more about why I am at the point I am at...I was informed by the district superintendent in April last school year that he was not renewing my contract. This came as a total shock to me since I was completing my third year as a high school assistant principal and had very few problems, none that weren't corrected quickly. The superintendent was not able to give me a reason; however, I do know that it was requested by the school's principal who initially appeared to be an advocate for me, but turned out to be otherwise. Not to belabor that point, I find it very evident that the non-renewal is the reason I am not being called for interviews (I have applied to almost 30 positions since April). I have a lot to offer to education from my twelve years in administration and five years in teaching. I could use any advice/suggestions at all. Has anyone gone through this before? Has anyone come across a candidate with a similar situation? What did you do.