A few people have asked, so I thought I should do a quick update on the job prospect I posted about here, and mention a few other potential opportunities that have come up.
First: Good news! I got an interview for the kindergarten position! The interview is not until the end of this month as (most) private schools here have a two week long March Break. There's certainly things I need to do to prepare myself, but I'm not as anxious about it as I was last year when I interviewed for the girls' school.
Speaking of which, I found out that I definitely would have been offered that position when I popped by my old school to let people there know they might be getting reference calls. Apparently the head of the girls' school told my ex-principal that they would have hired me had I not been pregnant. I'm not sure when my ex-principal found that out, but it could explain why I wasn't offered any of the non-teaching positions that I know were available at my ex-school this past fall.
I also found out that the woman who took over the second Senior Kindergarten position was laid off for next fall. They only have enough students enrolled to have one Senior Kindergarten class next year. Sounds like things there are going downhill quickly. So maybe in some ways maybe it is good that I am not there anymore. (Though if I had been off on mat leave they would have had to give me a position equivalent to the one I had previous to my leave --which means I likely would have ended up teaching a different grade and kept my job.)
Anyway, there is also another posting for another full-time permanent Senior Kindergarten positon. Again at a Christian school, this one more religious than the one I have the interview for. (Which I have since discovered really just has it's roots as an Anglican school, but is non-denominational now, though they still have weekly "chapel.") It's north of us, rather than west, but really just as far of a commute. The big bonus of this position is that it doesn't start until Septemeber. Even knowing that, I would still probablyprefer working at the first school, but I'm still definitely going to apply for this one too. In fact, I already have.
However, the best potential may be the third job I've found which is for a Primary/Junior teaching position at a third (completely non-religious) private school. I have no idea what grade they are trying to fill, which means I may not be as good of a candidate for this job as for the other two, but it's still worth a shot. The application is due next week.
The only tricky thing is that it is likely that if I am offered the first job, they will want a response before I find out about the second, and perhaps even before I interview for the third (if I do get an interview). I guess I'll deal with all that if and when it comes up. I'm just happy to have some potential opportunities right now.
Oh, also, as if thing aren't busy enough, I enrolled in a course beginning in April. It's part two of a three part course to become a reading specialist. It'll probably be a bit overwhelming, but it's not like things are going to get less busy around here, so I figured I might as well get it done now.