DD#2 graduated in Dec with a degree in SpEd teaching. She filled out application for over 75 school districts in the Chicago area. She had two interviews before Christmas and was offered jobs by each of them. She decided to turn them down because they were both for teacher aid positions. She did the math and decided that the hourly wage wasn't worth the cost of travel. She also considered that they were both small districts so the opportunity for a teaching position wasn't that great. She was a little bummed but decided to stick it out. She got a call a week ago Friday but was working with the camp from our park district with the special needs kids. It was the only day that she worked. I took the message and told the lady that she wouldn't be available until after 5pm. She told me who she was and that she really wanted to speak to DD. She gave me her personal cell# and asked DD to call her whenever she could. Long story short, DD called and they set up an interview. She was interviewing for 3 open positions. 1 was a contract teaching position, 1 was a long -term sub teaching position probably lasting until the end of the year and 1 was for a teacher's aid position. Saturday, the SpEd director left a message asking DD to call her cell as soon as she could. She offered DD the contracted teaching position! DD is so excited as our we. The school board is set to approve her hiring tonight and DD should be starting very soon. She will be teaching a classroom of about 5 elementary students that all have Autism. The best part of all is that the school is less than 1 1/2 miles from our house. It's a huge school district (3 high schools, 6 middle schools and 20 elementary schools) so hopefully she'll have a position next school year as well.