Hopefully the great news I have gotten in the past few weeks will change that!!
First, I was contacted about tutoring for the Ole Miss athletic department. (Very Miss Sue/Michael Oher ala The Blind Side)
And yes, I am even tutoring some pretty well-known athletes! It is really fun and a welcome challenge. I have 8 student-athletes a day and am helping all of them in the same class--Elementary Statistics. It has taken a little while for me to remember some the concepts--variance, standard deviations, z-scores, etc.--since it has been 10 years since I took that class.
*Speaking of 10 years--my class (all 32 of us that graduated in 2001) had our 10 year HS reunion last weekend. I already had plans, so I didn't get to make it.*
The other BIG EXCITING news is that I got a teaching job for the Fall!!!!!!!!!! After sending out what seems like hundreds of applications and resumes, I was called for 4 interviews. One of those was at a local school, and the other 3 were all 30 minutes to an hour away. Needless to say I was really hoping for the local school to work out. It is a wonderful school in an outstanding district. It was also the first interview I had, so I feel like I was not at my best because I was SO nervous. I went on the other 3 interviews and felt really good about all 3, but the driving was just going to be so much. I was actually offered 2 of the 3 jobs. I was able to bide some time and not answer one way or the other for a few days. Then, I got the call to come in for a second interview for my DREAM JOB! That was Monday. Today I was called and told that I would be recommended for hire as a first grade teacher at the next school board meeting! To those of you not in education, that is really just a formality. Rarely does a school board not approve a principal's recommendation.
To say that I am giddy/ecstatic/thrilled/relieved would be the understatement of the century.
I will not say where exactly I will be teaching next year for privacy reasons...there are some creepers on the internet!
But, stay tuned for more frequent blog posts. Kids make great material!