Wednesday, May 13, 2015


I had my interview on Monday and it was just ok.  I was disappointed that he mostly asked questions about teaching rather than about doing the job in the library.  They were all rapid fire questions as well.  There was no discussion really until briefly at the end of the interview.  He has been interviewing for a month already and won't make a decision for another month.  I don't feel very positive about it, but I guess you never know.  I just wrote my thank you letter and will put it in the mail tomorrow.

In other news, school is very busy and I come home exhausted every day.  I did get my portfolio put together and turned it in yesterday.  At this point, I don't even know if I care any more.  I'm really tired of some of the students who have no respect for anyone and feel that they should be able to do whatever they please.

UIL contest is this weekend and I'm so ready for it to be over.  Next week I have to write reports for my grants that I won this year and have my reconstitution interview.  Thankfully I'm taking Friday off.  Josh and I are going to Fiesta Fest at Six Flags and we'll get to ride a brand new coaster before it's open to the public.

I think I'm going to head to bed with a book and read until I can't keep my eyes open, which shouldn't be too long.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

On a whim...

So it's been a frustrating year work-wise.  I feel I haven't been much of a librarian this year.  I am mostly fixing technology issues and doing menial tasks instead promoting reading, doing research, and all the other things I should be doing.  Now with the reconstitution situation, it's just piling things on.  I finally started working on my portfolio this week and it's already fairly thick.  I have to turn it in by May 12 so I should make it.

So this past weekend I decided to just look and see what other job openings might be available in other districts in the city.  To my surprise there was an opening posted for one of the top high schools in the city.  A school where 93% of graduates go on to college.  The average scores on SAT and ACT tests are above the national average.  I was sure it would be a coveted and difficult position to obtain, but I decided to put in my application anyway.  I completed the lengthy online application and then took a 45 minute insight test.  Two days later I finally finished an updated resume that I submitted as well.  Yesterday I told my library facilitator that I had applied.  She of course hated to hear that I was thinking of leaving the district, but she also understood.  She knows that most of us are not getting to do the jobs that we are supposed to do.  I haven't told my principal yet since I was waiting to see if I would get called for an interview.  Today I got the call.  My phone rang while I was driving so I couldn't answer it.  (We have a city ordinance that prohibits talking on cell phones while driving.)  I got to my destination and checked the message and sure enough it was the district calling to set up an interview.  I called them back and have tentatively scheduled for next week on Monday morning.  Now I have to tell my principal.  I think she will take it ok and will be supportive of it.

Now I have to figure out what to wear and start studying some potential interview questions.  Sometimes I am not a good interviewee if I get hit with a question I have no idea how to answer.  Before I came down to San Antonio, I spent a lot of time working out answers to potentially tricky questions.  I think I still have those files somewhere.

Well, I have to go clean the house.  We have company coming this weekend.  My cousin, Rob, and his wife are coming from the Dallas area.  They are moving down here in June and need to start house hunting.  They will be here on Friday.  The house isn't too bad, but I need to vaccum, do some laundry, and pick up things here and there.