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Forum nameGood News!
Topic subjectNew Job!
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9778, New Job!
Posted by RavenCorbie, Wed Jul-04-12 12:44 AM
I've been applying for and having interviews for teaching jobs now that I finally have finished my teacher education program. There were times when I didn't think I would get a job, but other times when I thought I would. I guess that's probably normal. The main clue that something was going right is that I got a lot of interviews. I was having interviews almost once a week, and one week (last week), I even had two interviews.

I finally have a job! A teaching job, I mean (I had a job before this, just not in teaching).

I'm so excited. This is a full time high school English position at a Classical Education charter school. I am simply amazed that they picked me, because they're really a great school. I would have thought they would want someone with more experience.

I start next Monday for new teacher training for one week, then there's a week of teacher training for ALL teachers (not just new teachers) after that, and the first day of school is July 23. I'm a little overwhelmed, but really excited.

There's so much support and it's such a positive place. I'm really looking forward to it.

And . . . no more applications!
9779, RE: New Job!
Posted by David Bridger, Wed Jul-04-12 01:55 AM
This is great news! Well done and congratulations! :)
9780, RE: New Job!
Posted by maripat, Wed Jul-04-12 01:48 PM
Oh wow...that is fantastic news! Congrats.

9781, RE: New Job!
Posted by KatsInCommand, Wed Jul-04-12 02:03 PM
Congrats! Never doubt that you deserve this. They chose you for a reason.
9782, RE: New Job!
Posted by MarFisk, Wed Jul-04-12 04:13 PM
Congrats :). That's great news, and charter schools often have more opportunity for individual teaching styles. You did great.
9783, RE: New Job!
Posted by Erin_M_H, Wed Jul-04-12 04:19 PM
Awesome! They made a good choice! Congratulations.

-- Erin
9784, RE: New Job!
Posted by magic seeker, Wed Jul-04-12 05:18 PM
Hurray! :boing: Congratulations!
9785, RE: New Job!
Posted by Silvara, Fri Jul-06-12 12:23 AM
Congrats! It's such a great feeling when you finally get the job you have been looking for.
9786, Thanks, all!
Posted by RavenCorbie, Fri Jul-06-12 01:07 AM
I'm finally sort of getting used to it. I picked up my contract today, and they gave me a million books! Okay, not a million, but there are a lot of them.

I have to read Othello by next week Monday (July 16, not July 9). Then, for July 23, I need to read The Crucible, The Odyssey, and Frankenstein.

The teachers all have book discussions once a quarter, which is pretty exciting.

I'm really looking forward to it.

Thanks again to everyone!
9787, RE: New Job!
Posted by bonniers, Sun Jul-08-12 11:37 AM
Oooooh, congratulations! (Somehow I missed this earlier.) You're going to be a wonderful teacher.
9788, RE: New Job!
Posted by RavenCorbie, Thu Jul-12-12 08:53 AM
Thanks, Bonnie! I think I will, too, but it's going to be a lot of work.