Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Serves me right for never visiting the blogger front page 

Turns out I already had a free gmail account. So much for hoping for an invite. I've updated the e-mail link at the right so until this address turns into a spam magnet (unless the google spam filters are better than the excite filters), I'll be a bit more likely to read and reply to mail. I would check the excite address roughly once a month since it was spam spam spam and never anything I wanted to read.

I guess it was bound to happen 

I had an invitation to apply for a job come through this blog this week. Unfortunately, it was for middle school and in the wrong state. Although if something doesn't advance soon with the job search I may end up teaching middle school against my preferences...

Monday, July 26, 2004

Started a novel 

Today's progress, 1443 words.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

District R: That was odd 

Hmm I'm not sure what to make of this one. I went back for the second interview at district R, except that the AP that I interviewed with had not seen any of my materials or been otherwise briefed on me before the interview. I thought I was well-prepared for the interview, but I wasn't prepared to be back at step one in an interview. Oh dear. I'm not sure what to make of this, and I hope that when she talks with the other two APs who've spoken to me who were enthusiastic about me, that things will work out. And if not, well, then, qué será, será, as Doris Day used to sing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The latest (district R, district W) 

For some reason my post on district R refused to appear with blogger. So here's the latest on the job search:

Resolutions progress 

While trying to figure out what post a comment was attached to (it wasn't worth the effort in the end), I stumbled across my resolutions for the year. So where do things stand now? Here are the original resolutions with commentary:

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Things are happening with district R 

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Benefits coverage 

A question for those out there who have had benefits and spouses at the same time. When the benefit statement talks about "family coverage" does that typically include one's spouse or only children?

Job hunt news 

It's been a while since I've posted, but given Dave Shearon's goading here's the current status:

It looks like district G is out of contention. Or at least not being friendly about inquiries. It's a pity because that's where I live and it would be nice to have that short of a commute.

The interview with district P went OK, although the assignment would be at their Freshman-only campus. I don't think that I want to do that.

I had an interview with district R today. I had written them off long ago. I had the first interview with them on March 20th! This would actually be a fun assignment. On the big board it's listed as 2 algebra, 3 geometry, but in my case it might turn into 2 algebra, 2 geometry, 1 journalism. That could be a lot of fun (and would greatly confuse the students). The interview seemed to go very well and I was surprised how well the AP who spoke with me in March remembered me. The administration at the school seems to be quite good and I think it would be a good match (although this school has the lowest salary of any school that I'm considering).

District W who I applied online with yesterday just called to schedule an interview for next week.

District O is currently contacting references and once I'm cleared, I'll be in the availability pool for principals to contact me.

Tomorrow I may go to a placement fair for District L, but I also have a lot of unpacking to do still (78 boxes by last count) which must be finished by Saturday (we're having a party).

Earlier this week I tried to apply for my in-state credential. Except it turned out that the printout from my old state's website of my credential was inadequate. Fortunately my paper credential turned up (finally!) today. Frighteningly, this is apparently fast! I also discovered that my new transcripts for my master's program don't actually mention that I have a degree. But I do have a letter from the university stating that I completed the degree so I can take that to the department of ed on Friday to prove that I do in fact have a degree as well as all those graduate units.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Things are happening (at last) 

District P called to schedule an interview for next week. That makes me feel a bit less insecure. Geographically, they're less than ideal, but they pay well and it looks like a good match for me demographically.

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