Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Somebody Pinch Me

I am officially a first grade teacher!

On Saturday I attended a job fair for one of the local counties and was offered a job teaching first grade. It was an overwhelming experience with hundreds of people and dozens of schools in one room. Basically, it was a social anxiety nightmare. I actually had to park in a field behind the building there were so many people there.

I met some wonderful people (principals and other applicants!) and learned about some great schools. In the end, the second principal I met called me shortly after we spoke to offer me a job at her school. Each of the three people I interviewed with at that school made me feel so positive and excited about their school that couldn't help but accept.

As I said, I will be teaching first grade and I seriously could not be more excited. My school (!) is incredibly diverse and serves a population of students very similar to that of the school where I did my student teaching. I have no illusions that this will be easy, but I am literally bursting at the seams to get in that classroom and meet my kiddos. I guess I will do my best to rein it in until July. :)