The past few weeks have been pretty intense. My demands as a teacher, coach, and human being have been insane. I have come to the conclusion that I need to make time to relax or I’m going to have a stroke before age 30.
That’s the “short” of it. For details, read on:
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As my subject line implies, so much has happened since my last update.
First of all, EK asked me to marry him on July 9th around 11:00PM. I, of course, said yes. I love this boy more than anything and I cannot wait to plan our wedding. We are thinking fall, primarily October 2013 as our tentative date. My wedding day pins on pinterest have increased as I search the site daily for cheap, wedding day ideas. I have so much I want to do! I have my bridesmaids picked out already but that’s going to be a surprise. We’re thinking of a wedding party of 6, three attendants each.
Secondly, I did not get the job at North Fond du Lac. However, I have other job prospects in the words that I cannot talk about at this time. I was saddened by this, but I don’t think the district is the right fit for me. If given the choice between two jobs, I would have chosen to leave the district anyhow. It was just an additional blow after a very long, terrible, day at summer school.
So what have I been doing?
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I’d love to write a really long post about what all happened to me today–but as it deals with my career, some things are just better left unsaid I guess. I’d rather be professional than vent on the internet.
Instead, I’m talking to my Bestie and trollin’ makeup sites looking for ideas and things to add to my wish list.
“This is going to seem random but I just had to tell you that I am very thankful for our friendship. There’s never any drama and I can rely on you for anything. Thank you.”
I received this from a good friend via text message today and I really needed to hear it. I won’t put their name on blast on the internet but, I can’t say enough how much I needed to hear this today. So, you know who you are, thanks again ❤
I stumbled upon this gal via Bestie convo. Definite recommended reading:
My Fit Decision
I have had two job interviews the past two weeks. One at Fond du Lac High School (FDLHS), the other at North Fond du Lac High School (HMHS) where I am currently employed. The interview at FDLHS went really well and I was told I would hear back by last Friday. I have not heard anything. My aunt, a teacher in the Fond du Lac School District, says “no news is good news.” She assumes that FDLHS will send me a rejection letter instead of receiving a call. I have not received a call or a rejection letter. I assumed that I would have received something by now if they were rejecting me. If I didn’t hear on Friday and didn’t get any letter on Saturday (in case the letters were sent out late) I would still be in the running. Now, I am losing patience as well as faith in myself and it is completely nerve wracking. I am starting to rationalize that maybe the person who interviewed me told me I’d hear later this week meaning “later next week” but I think I’m just grasping. Unfortunately, they would prefer someone with a 310 (Journalism) or 320 (Communications) certification in addition to the regular English certification. However, I know that their forensics coach recently resigned and I do know that I am a willing and very capable forensics coach.
I don’t think my interview at North Fond du Lac High School went that well. It was over quickly, but I knew everyone on the interview panel. There’s nothing worse than getting into an interview and sitting at a separate “island” table in front of three of your peers and your principal. I choked on one question having to do with the new Common Core Standards being implemented in 2013 but I was honest about it. I feel like my biggest strength is the relationships and rapport I have with my students. My teaching style is student centered and I model and promote reading for fun as well as education. Basically, I bend over backwards for my students…every day. Even the ones that are disrespectful and say hurtful things to me. It’s hard for me to give up on someone, even though I’ve realized a long time ago (and have to frequently remind myself to stay grounded) that I cannot save them all. I get nervous around my coworkers, especially the two members of the English department. I just wanted to scream the entire time that they know I’d be an awesome person for the position because I’ve been in the position since December and have succeeded expectations. Not only did I get paid daily, I was paid as a sub but that didn’t stop me from giving it 110% all of the time. I don’t know how much more I can put myself out there in order for them to see that I have done everything I possibly could to prove to myself, my coworkers, my students, and my administration that there is no better person suited for this position than me. I’m a good at risk aide, but I’m a better teacher.
I am just 100% done at this point. I am tired, especially tired, of having to sell myself. I just want to teach more than anything. I chose teaching because I thought I related to students and “got it.” I wanted to be the safe person for them and the one advocate they had in the school. I knew that I wouldn’t be better at anything else after my first day in the classroom ended.
And now for a little bit of optimism:
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