Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Short Post With Lots of News

Ok here it is!

Earlier this month, I became officially certified to teach Special Education K-12. Go me. It took a year and three lame tests to get but I think it will be worth it. The other upside is that I am done with school least for three years.

Shorty after getting the Spec. Ed. certificate, I applied for and got a new job. I am not teaching Special Ed. but I am working in an elementary school. Essentially, I am doing the same job I was doing, working with kids with issues, only now I am doing it in a school setting and getting paid pretty close to what I would make teaching and getting benefits. Teacher benefits are way better than what I get now but I haven't had health insurance for four years so I will take what I can get. Some is better than nothing. After being in a school for two days now, I can safely say I do indeed want to teach for the rest of my life. I feel so at home in that environment and I like the idea that I am helping out kids who actually need it. Right now, I am pretty happy with my new job.

But why end this post on a calm and serene note? Just before I got done at school today, I got a call...from the Meridian school district....from the head of the Special Ed department in the Meridian district. It looks like I will be interviewing for an actual factual Special Ed teaching job in the next couple of days. If offered the job I will take it. Period. Which sucks because I love what I am doing now and I just started it a few days ago. But I figure I have to look out for my career and I am going into the interview feeling like I have already won. If I get an actual teaching gig, great. If I don't, I still work at a job that I am really enjoying at the moment and only making a couple grand a year less than if I were teaching.

Stuff is looking up lately. Oh and Fall is here! I love Fall!!!!