Interview at private school was yesterday, I think it went well. I literally did everything I could do to show them that I was the right candidate. It was myself, the art director (male in his 50's, son was mad chill) and another art instructor (female in her 30's, very polite and professional). I showed the magazines that I was published in, I showed them my award winning artwork, I showed the letter from the white house (I invited a president to my first art show, it was declined, but I keep the letter to show how serious I am about my art), I informed them of my position of striving to be a mentor at all cost both in and out of the classroom. I even memorized the school's mission statement and quoted a few excerpts and explained how it aligned with my personal beliefs and value system, the other teacher looked at the director and looked OD impressed. They informed me that the Seniors take a yearly trip to Maine or Cali and camp in the wilderness, which I paralleled with my air force experience and how we camped out for a week in basic training. I feel like I left it all on the floor, I did everything but draw them sitting there. Before the director revealed the salary, he prefaced it with something along the lines of "it's not much, especially compared to other schools..." once he shared the amount I thought to myself 'at this point in my life, that's literally life changing money'. I've learned of teachers here in TX making around 60, so I see why he feels that way, especially if he's reached that amount in his career. They assured me that I will find something out by the end of the week, I was like "uh.... that's tomorrow". I haven't heard anything today, but I'm staying optimistic.
After it was over, as I was walking down the hallway about to walk outside, I heard the director say to her "we've got a tough decision"... Which at least assures me that I did my thing.
I need this, keep your fingers crossed for your boy.