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!