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My interview!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

As most of you know, I have been looking for a teaching job again. My son is almost three-years-old and it is time to return to the work world. (Gulp!)

I am a teacher and have been sending out resumes like crazy and have applied to over 25 different jobs. Yesterday, I received my one and only phone call.

It is for a special education position teaching 2nd and 3rd graders. I would have my own classroom, which is what I prayed for. I previously taught regular education English and Social Studies, but am a certified and experience special education teacher.

When I entered the principal's office today, there were four people in the room. I am so comfortable with people that I was welcoming them to MY interview.

They were thrilled with my experience and not really bothered that I taught 8th grade for four years. I told them that 8th graders just have bigger bodies.

I answered all of their questions well and when the Special Ed. Director asked when I could start and I said, "Now", they all laughed like we were old friends.

Now...the principal needs to call my references and write a letter to the Superintendent. If my references pan out, they will call me to meet with the Superintendent who will hire me after she talks with me (unless she hates me!).

I am excited, tired and nervous all at once. I will now have to figure out how to clean the house, care for my son and work, with sparking and exercising thrown in! Wish me luck!
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    Good luck on your new job. You must be excited and probably a little bit scared. The hardest part will be leaving your child. My youngest will be 6 in September and I still don't have the guts to leave him in daycare. I admire women who can do it all.
    4321 days ago
    Amen! God is so good!
    I am so happy for you! It sounds as if it was a great interview! Can't wait to hear the results!
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    4321 days ago
  • JESSIE_130
    GOOD LUCK! You can do it!
    Congratulations on the great interview.

    Let us know how we can help keep you motivated during this transition... you'll definitely want to stay on your healthy lifestyle path.

    4321 days ago
    WOOHOO! SOunds like it went terrific. It only takes one interview to find the right job. Teaching special ed is very emotionally draining - I know from experience. It was hard for me to leave the job behind when I left for the day. When you start working, just make sure you plan in some ME time - you will need the break. Set priorities - my house was never really "cleaned" during the school year either. YOu will do a great job I am sure.
    4321 days ago
  • no profile photo CD350167
    I wish you the very best in this!! Only advice I have is that which I live consistently...do the best you can in the time you have, and don't worry about that which doesn't get done. I am NOT a housekeeper during the school year...only do enough to keep clean clothes and dishes around (most of the time). That stuff will always be there. Your job will have deadlines that you have to meet, otherwise it won't always be there. You son needs your attention...he won't always be a little boy. Those are my priorities. There will be days when you just can't spark, but as long as you're eating right and moving some you'll be all right!
    4322 days ago
    That is great news christie! I doubt the superintendent will hate you!
    Keep us posted when you have to talk to her. So is this school one of the ones that is close to home? You will do fine with the adjustment, just don't be afraid to ask hubby for help now that you are also working.Hey at least you will have weekends off, holidays and summers woo hoo!
    Great Job
    4322 days ago
  • GIANNA345
    Well, it sounds like you are in for a transition. It will have its exciting and its difficult moments. The key, apart from obvious things like "balance," is to go a little easy on yourself. You're not supermom, and there will be days when you don't get everything done. That doesn't make you a bad Mom! Everyone in your family will have to adjust, not just you. The easiest way to adjust (in the short run) is to cut back on time for yourself, but that is not a good long run solution. Try to enlist others to help you when you can, and stick to an exercise routine. A pedometer may be helpful. Even if you only exercise 10 minutes at a time, it will add up.
    Good luck!
    4322 days ago
    You will figure it all out. It will take a while but you will work into a routine. We have. It isn't always easy, but it doesn't seem like life is always suppose to be.

    I know how hard it will be to leave Nason, but it will be okay.
    4322 days ago
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