I am happy to announce that I am changing jobs for the upcoming school year. I had applied for two separate positions-one at Washington Elementary and one at Fossil Ridge Intermediate--both in the media center. I interviewed on Monday for both jobs and I was really, really excited about the Washington one, but alas, the principal hired someone with 7 years experience as a librarian. (I actually know her and she'll be fine, but I would have been a much better choice, but that's just between us! Shh.) BUT, the good news is that I was offered the Fossil Ridge position.
I am excited because it is a school where I know a lot of families from when I was PTA president and taught computers at Panorama and, best of all, Shaylie will be going to that school in two years...so that will be great!
I have loved working with the kids at Millcreek! They are so amazing. I am just finishing up the school year and just about every student I worked with this year is receiving some kind of scholarship and is registered for college next year. It's been very rewarding. I just wish I could have been more content with the circumstancial details. It's hard when you are really happy with the work, but not very happy with everything else. So...I think this will be a good change for me.
If the truth is known, I really would like to get my teaching credentials. I've looked into the ARL option (Alternative Route to Licensure) and was just about to apply for the program when the district posted that they are only taking applications from licensed teachers this year. I was pretty bummed. So maybe I can work on this over the next year or so and see what comes up. The principal at Washington Elementary, Burke Staheli, was really encouraging and had nothing but nice things to say to me. He said he would support me in this if I decide to do it. I appreciate that. I'd need all the help I can get. :)
So, wish me luck! It's always nerve-wracking to start a new job...but I've worked for the district before and had a good experience. I always love working in the schools and especially with kids. I hope this will be just what I'm needing right now!