Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Official!

So it's been a while since I posted, so here's whats been going down. I am currently a long-term Substitute for a 2nd grade class at Mesa Verde Elementary for a teacher who is on maternity leave. I started August 30th and was supposed to stay till October 25th. But things change. Last week I get a call from an elementary in Shiprock and the prinicipal wants me to come for an interview. I get a substitute for my class(I know right?, a sub for the sub! Awesome) well I go to Shiprock and the school is soo stinking cute! IT has the best feeling and such a homey feel to it. The interview went great and at the end, the principal says to me,"I want you here. I'm going to do all I can to get you hired on" I was flabbergasted. They told me I did really well and that I would be a great addition to the School Staff. She gives me a tour of the school and shows me a room and some other kindergarten classrooms. This school is really nice actually. There are computers in the classroom and so much space! I love it! Also since this is the schools 1st year having Kindergarteners I'm going to have about 18 students with an EA(Education Assistant) to help me! If you're not familiar with the teaching world, that number of students is amazing! Most classrooms have a minimum of 22 these days, and many times much much more. Everything the prinicipal told me about the school and how things worked, I loved! At the end she told me that I had a gift and that she was really excited about having me on the team. Awesome day!

The next day she called me and offered me the job! But then she told me that they wanted me to start September 30th. I was like, "In two days?" I told her I couldn't do that because I had already committed to being a sub and the teacher didn't get back till the 25th(I was upfront about this the whole time. They knew I was being a sub, so it wasn't like I sprang it on them) I said I'd have to talk to the prinicipal and teacher and see if I could find a sub for the last 3 weeks. Well I was super stressed trying to find a sub for 3 weeks. Every sub I called was either booked or had appointments. It was killing me that I couldn't officially accept the teaching job because I couldn't find a sub. Needless to say I was praying hard for an answer. Well this morning I got it. The Prinicipal from the Shiprock school called and left me a voicemail telling me that the other kindergarten teacher wasn't leaving till the 22nd and she'd been thinking about it and she said that, that could just be my starting day. That she understood my committement and that I didn't want to confuse the kids or leave the school in a lurch! Everything that I'd been worried about! SO I called her back and officially accepted the job! So you're looking at the new Kindergarten teacher for Mesa Elementary in Shiprock, New Mexico! The prinicipal told me as soon as I signed all the paperwork and was done with that, then she would allocate me some money so I could go shopping for my classroom! OH. MY. GOSH! This job was meant to be and I"m sooo excited! PLUS! since Mesa Elementary is a low economic status school, a big percentage of my loans will be paid off thanks to New Mexico Student Loans! COuld this day get any better? I submit that it canNOT! Oh happiness!