"You should get a call then"?

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Registered: 04-07-2002
"You should get a call then"?
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 3:33pm

First of all, let me wish all teachers who either have a job for the coming year or don't have one all the luck in the world for the coming year.

Now, I posted last month about an autism school that is hiring a whole new teaching staff (principal included), and I want to be their music teacher.  Last month when I applied, I almost immediately contacted the director to ask when I might expect a call for an interview, and they said I "should expect a call in August."  I did make a point of mentioning that I too am on the autism spectrum with Asperger Syndrome.  With that in mind, I don't think they could find a better candidate to teach this population other than me.  Sherry, you agreed with me that it was the thing to do to let them know my dx.

But, what does the wording of "you should expect a call then" mean?  The job closes on the 10th.  I am geniunely expecting them to call me.  Should I, or am I engaging in too much wishful thinking?

Thank you for all your thoughts,

Beth "Petrouchka"

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 11:51pm

Guili is right. It never hurts to call and politely remind them you are still interested and available.

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Registered: 08-23-1997
I'd call again and ask if the position has been filled. If it hasn't, just let them know that you are still interested if they are still interviewing.
I would think they would be happy to have you as a role model for the kids and the parents as well.
Good luck!