Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We will now interrupt the typical running related drivel with a very special announcement:

I got a JOB!!!!!!!

A real, honest-to-goodness teaching position. It's all been a whirlwind. I interviewed Monday morning (of this week) and was working to get my classroom set up yesterday. I think it really didn't set in fully until today when we began inservice planning meetings. Then I got a little overwhelmed by all of it, then I was OK again when my team got together for some planning time. I definitely have a lot of work ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to it.

It's no exaggeration when I say it feels like I've won the lottery. This is for a couple reasons. One, in the area where I live there are literally hundreds of applicants for each teaching position. Being a newly minted certificate holder, I was as shocked as if I hit the powerball combo when I got that phone call. Second, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love and what I believe I am meant to be doing. Having the chance to help these third see their potential and thrive as learners is a gift; I cannot wait to meet them and get started!

Thanks to all my friends and family for supporting me on this odyssey over the past two years. I know at times it seemed a fool's errand, but the investment is already paying dividends. I couldn't have gotten here without your help, and can never truly repay any of it. I'll do my dead-level best to make you proud!

Parting shot of my new classroom, which I haven't gotten around to decorating or setting up yet:


  1. How exciting, congrats! Enjoy the year!

  2. Thanks so much! I'm currently in the 'still excited, but also a nervous wreck' phase. i got hired 7 days before the school year starts so I have a mountain of getting ready to do in no time flat:)

    fortunately I work well on deadline pressure!