It’s been a while since I have been here on my blog. I have been somewhat disillusioned and dispirited with the whole process of finding a teaching job here in the Yukon. After the excitement of finishing my course at The University of Alberta and getting my teaching certification, not having a teaching position has been a great disappointment.
The job interview mentioned in the last post could have gone better, obviously, as I didn’t get the job. I put it down to my first interview in education in almost twenty years and the fact that I was up against a tremendous teacher. How she hasn’t got a full time job for the year I don’t know. But that’s another story.
I’m trying to stay positive but I am worried the longer I am out of the classroom the harder it will be to get a work. There have been a few more jobs come up, but they were either spoken for before they were posted (I’m guessing here, but when you get a letter from your son’s school the day after the job posting closed, about the new teacher, I’m pretty sure that the job advertisement was a formality) or I’m not qualified for post. Another little gripe is that after looking at the job postings for coming up on a year, you can tell the positions that are being written for individuals… they are so specific that it’s laughable. I know that I am not the only one in this boat but having others in it with me, doesn’t make it any more fun. A full time teaching job seems as far away as ever right now. My father used to say in situations like this “FIDO son.” So FIDO it is and who knows perhaps a job will appear with my name written on it…
On a brighter note, I have two days teaching at Jack Hulland which is always as pleasure.