Saturday, August 21, 2010

Current status: EMPLOYED!

And that is a relief. It's a long story, but I did get a teaching job. The past few weeks have been a blur, and the full story is actually hard to believe. Nevertheless, seemingly insurmountable obstacles eventually fell into place. I am now an elementary teacher, and I am teaching something other than English to boot. It's definitely not the path I ever thought I would traverse, but it's the path I am on now regardless - and it's a fun adventure so far. The best part about this adventure is that I am working with an *amazing* group of people and for an *amazing* school.

Thank you so much for sending your positive thoughts and prayers my way. Let the adventure begin!


Peter Dudley said...

So, your progression has been college, high school, elementary? Next stop: preschool. After that, you will be prepared to attempt middle school.

Sorry we missed you in Bend! We got the full story from CLA. Very excited about your cool gig!

Karen said...

Jana, I am so happy to hear this! I checked here a day or so ago to see if there was any news and was saddened to see none. Now I know you were just too busy to write! That's wonderful!

Oh, and by the way, I taught high school English for years before returning to elementary school. I loved it!

bluesugarpoet said...

peter - isn't that a funny progression for sure? Yes, I'll have to try my hand at preschool first so I'll know *exactly* how to deal with those middle schoolers.

You and I - we are ships passing in the night! Funny thing is that we will probably see each other more now that I am back in Texas. One thing is for sure, I really want to write again and I'm happy that I'll now have a chance to do just that. :) Any chance you have to attend a convention in Texas this next year?

karen - yes, busy is an understatement! I arrived in Texas on a Saturday night, had to take a certification test on a Sunday, and then I started work Monday morning (hoping an praying all along that I passed that test!). Somehow I unpacked some stuff, and then I spent the last week in Houston for in service training. I will miss teaching high school English, but I'm kind of excited to be doing something new and different!

Anthony said...

congratulations! everybody wins!