How far away from the Philadelphia area are you?? I taught at a Charter School in Philadelphia. I had one interview and was hired there right away back in Oct 2009. Here is their website: http://www.adprimacharterschool.org/. There's a slide show on the bottom of the website and if you watch it there's a picture of me and my class right after the picture captioned 1st Grade Art Project. Is teaching in Philadelphia or some other area in PA an option for you even though you are in NJ?? I hope this helps!