Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer is really ending now

I have a job...and another job...and by early next week a third job. Alright God...I get it. Thank you. You can take a break! I received a call from my principal that she had a brilliant idea while talking with a candidate for Specials. They had worked out a schedule of 2 specials a day, 2 days a week so she could also sub in Fayette County. My principal starts having misgivings about hiring her anyway and finally smacks herself and says, "I bet A would do that!" She calls and apologizes for not thinking of that earlier. So I'm the new Art, Computer, Music, and Library teacher on Wednesdays and Fridays! Not much money, but definitely guaranteed. Now to figure out how to place all that on a resume (particularly since it's rapidly coming onto a second page...only 3 years out of college, might be a little much).
Before all of that went down I had spoken to a woman who runs a tutoring service specializing in dyslexia. The creator of the program they use spoke at a conference I attended last October and another teacher is tutor for them as well. I had tried to get in this summer, but they had everything covered. As the school year was starting I caught wind that they were looking for someone to fill in some gaps for after school so I gave her a call. Yes, they are looking for people, come in and we'll talk about it. Today I got an official start date of next week, with 3 sessions that day. I am very excited about this one. I have another 2 years before I HAVE to start my Masters' to keep my certification. I keep going back and forth between specializing in early childhood and reading/writing specialist. I'm not quite sure which would serve me better in the long run. I hope that this tutoring would either be helpful in early childhood positions (as dyslexia can be identified in kindergarten) or as a critical component in reading/writing (as most specialists in the schools have little or no training in this area...since it's not typically tested for...I might end up changing the world on that one...or at least vent a lot :)).
All of this combined with subbing the other 3 days a week. God will provide!


  1. Amen! Congrats on all the jobs!! Maybe some prayers sent up for a sign or two on your specialty would help? I'm on it! :) Love ya!

  2. Congrats! It sounds like some great opportunities for you. Now get to work! :)