I believe the interview went well. One disappointment was that we were asked to do a five-minute presentation on where we envisioned the school in one year and in five, and I was the only candidate who requested to do it on a Smartboard, with Powerpoint. I thought I would impress them with that, but the equipment they located for me was password protected and nobody knew how to get in, so I had to go with the back-up handouts.
They’ll get back with the candidates later this week, so right now I’m trying to emotionally distance myself from my pre-interview excitement and prepare myself, through prayer and reflection, to accept someone else getting the job. Of course I would be overjoyed to receive it, but I have to anticipate that God’s will might not be mine.
One interesting story, though, that I thought you all might find scary (considering how easily it could happen to anyone), is that the Superintendent called and asked me to stop by three days before the interview. My background check from the state had come back labeling me as guilty of child neglect from nearly three years ago. Needless to say, I was shocked and knew nothing about this. When I checked into it the next day (after a restless night), I learned that my name, birthdate, and social security number had been switched, by a clerical error, with a meth dealer in another part of the state (same name as mine, and his county has the same name as my city). I was on the phone all day, mostly getting the run-around, before I convinced someone to dig out the original police reports, where they discovered the error and cleared my name, faxing me a letter to make things right with the diocese.