So here's the story. I am in the job market. I need to find a teaching or other job, but I don't have a teaching certificate or an MFA. Nonetheless, I am a teacher, and a competent one, even if I've spent a lot of time as an itinerant rather than a full-time employee. Therefore, I have gaps in my experience . . . such as administering tests and doing assessment.
It's the "woman out of the job force for 20 years because she's been raising children" syndrome. It looks bad on paper. It sounds bad in an interview. It's not bad in real life.
So if you have any good ideas, let me know. Thank you. You are sweet people out there.