Teacher Bees – Drop by the Principal?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee

Definitely can’t hurt! I’ve seen lots of people get the job because they were the ones that showed up in person, followed up etc. 

Post # 4
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

@hisprettygirl:  :Hugs:. I’m a fellow teacher, and I know how tough it is to try and find a job in this market. Most districts (at least here in Texas) will say in postings not to contact the principal directly with your resume. That having been said, once you’ve submitted your resume with the district, it couldn’t hurt to find out who the principal is and email a quick question to him/her (such as asking about what textbook is being used in the course or how many classes the position has. ‘I’ve just submitted my resume on the district website for your open English position, but I had a quick question for you….’). That way the principal knows you’re interested and you are technically contacting them for a valid reason. It also shows you’re interested in the job. 

Hope this helps and my fingers are crossed for you! 🙂


Post # 6
6928 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but you never know how the person behind the desk will take it. I generally stick to email, but I haven’t been in your situation. It sounds like jobs are fairly limited where you are?

Also, sorry you were not rehired! That stinks!

Post # 7
1237 posts
Bumble bee

@hisprettygirl:  if the principal is doing the hiring then it would not be weird to talk to him/her about your interest, what openings they have, show your passion for teaching, etc.  If no principal yet, maybe get info from office worker.

Post # 8
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

@hisprettygirl:  I don’t think it could hurt if you just dropped in to introduce yourself as long as you’ve already submitted your resume to HR. It never hurts to make sure you are noticed above the other applicants in a good way. Best of luck, and I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for you!! 

Post # 9
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

It can’t hurt! As you know though, usually the secretaries in school are assholes. It’s best to get on their good side. Mine hates when people drop shit off to her.

Post # 10
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Okay – just to put it out there – I had an admin who hated drop ins and used it as a mark against – looking desperate. It also appeared like favourtism with the union (don’t know if you have one)

Tough call – If there is anyone you know who has a pre existing relationship with the new admin or an office administrator have them stop by!

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