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Do I tell my principal?
Old 02-14-2020, 12:31 PM
 
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I want to apply for an open position in a school in my district closer to my home. Do I need to tell my current principal first? I have friends at the new school and it is so close to home...

I have no issues with my current administration. Just not sure if I need to tell them before an offer is made?


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But it sounds like you have good reasons for applying elsewhere. Since your current P would be contacted if you interview, I would tell before that.

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I think since you have a good relationship with your P and moving for personal reasons it would be a good idea to say something. It sounds like your P will understand.
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I personally would wait until you are at least farther along in the process. For me I'd want to wait until I had an offer (or at least an offer contingent on the P's reference). But at minimum I'd wait until you get an interview and then see how the interview goes. I don't think there is any reason to tell when you don't even have an interview scheduled yet.
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the principal there will contact your current principal when reviewing applications. I have a firm policy of not embarrassing my principal, not leaving him/her in ignorance of classroom or personnel concerns.

I'd let her know you are applying for that position and explain that you love being at your current school and if not for the new school being so much closer to your house and having good friends there you'd never consider leaving such a comfortable situation as you have at present. Lay it on thick.


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I agree with Haley. I would wait until I knew it was going to happen.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:34 PM
 
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Well, do you want your principal to hear it from you first or the new principal?

If you get an interview, then you should tell your principal. The interviewing principal is going to want to talk to your current principal and it sounds like you have a good relationship with your current principal so you would want himto be a great reference.

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I agree with Gogogo and GG. You have a good relationship with your P and are considering moving for personal reasons. Sometimes the people you're interviewing with will call BEFORE you interview or will call without asking if it's okay or without it getting to the point where the job offer will be contigent on the principal's recommendation. Your relationship with your current principal might e damaged by hearing about your interview from the other principal. I'd mention it.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:25 PM
 
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I don't think they usually contact employers until they are past the interview stage (because otherwise that would be a LOT of phone calls!) so I think you could just apply and if you get an interview, then tell your principal. Usually bosses don't call previous employers until they are considering hiring you, usually AFTER the interview.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:42 PM
 
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Thank you all for your responses! I did talk to my admin and they were very understanding of me just wanting to make a change. It is always scary to talk to them about this because you worry that they will think it is them (when in this case, it isn't) or that they will hold it against you. I felt good after talking to them.


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