Well, I am happy to announce that all of my mental stress last week was apparently worth it, because I am officially employed. And it’s not a job, as my parents keep reminding me, but a career, which is so much better!
I’ll be teaching 7th grade History at a very high achieving charter middle school in the Eagle Rock area. From everything I can tell, the school holds its students and its teachers to very high standards, so I think this can only help me become a better teacher. Even better, my friend Curtis (who helped get me the job) will be teaching 7th Grade History at another middle school in the same network of charter schools, so it will be GREAT AND AMAZING to have someone to lesson plan with.
I can’t wait. Now that I’ve been offered the position, I’m getting more and more excited, but I know this will be stressful for a while because the school year starts so soon and I have so much to prepare. Admin actually decided that I’m not going to start on the first day of school because there are things they want me to be ready for first (as I said, they have very high standards), so I’m not sure when I’m actually going to start, but I hope it will be soon! I can’t believe this is happening — the job market was so bad over the summer, that I will lucky to have a job, but I feel particularly lucky that it’s a job that I am genuinely excited about, and the school seems like a great environment to work in.
Stephen took me out to a really special celebratory dinner at the perfect place. It was called The Little Door, and while the food was your classic French fair, the decor reminded me a little bit of the Paris Mosque. Most of the waiters were French too, as were some of the customers, which is always a good sign, non?
Gotta go, I’ve got a month’s worth of lesson planning to do over this weekend 🙂