Just when I thought I would get back to more regular posts around here, I got some exciting news that I am being hired as a special education teacher for the 2014 – 2015 school year!
Special Education Teacher
As you may recall, I got my first teaching job mid-year last year to teach 6th grade math. Then, about a month ago, I posted that I was looking for a teaching job again. With new teacher orientation beginning on Monday for the county I’ve worked in and have an apartment in, I was more than a little concerned that I was going back to being a substitute teacher. However, then I had a string of interviews (3 to be exact) after a drought of a summer in terms of job opportunities.
I went in for an interview for a special education teacher position on Tuesday morning at a large middle school and on Wednesday night I got a phone call with the job offer. I went in this morning (48 hours after my interview) to sign my new contract and get a new photo id badge. I think that is the quickest I’ve ever seen a school move on a position. However, that is probably because of the quickly approaching new school year.
Since I didn’t start the year in this county last year, I’m still considered a new teacher (which is fine with me). So, I have to attend 2 days of new teacher orientation next week (Monday and Tuesday) before joining the rest of the county’s teachers at work. Then, the following week, the students come back!
I’m both excited and scared about being a special education teacher. I’m excited to have a job and especially enthusiastic to finally be in special education at the middle school level. I’ve considered this exact position to be up near the top for my dream jobs. So, I’m also scared because I’m worried I won’t like it afterall. What if one of my dream jobs ends up being a disaster? Then what? Additionally, this position is at a BIG school. I’ve heard lots of negative things about this school from others. However, I’ve also heard great things about its staff and they do seem supportive of one another.
I guess you could say I’m cautiously optimistic about this position. I don’t know many details about it yet though. So, I have no idea what it means for my time or the blog. If nothing else, I guess I’ll keep posting like I did this past year (I don’t imagine this new job will take more of my free time).
With that, I say Woot and Here’s to a happy new school year!