Only 4 weeks until the 2013-14 school year begins! HOLY MOLY!
So as most of you, I've been on Pinterest a lot! I come across all of these teacher blogs with helpful tips and inspiring ideas. I also come across beginning teacher blogs. Then it hit me; why don't I start my own blog?
I feel extremely grateful to have graduated in December of last year, because I was given the opportunity to start teaching at semester. I was offered a position as a Reading teacher at a middle school in my hometown. As the reading teacher, I had small class sizes of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who were at least 2 years behind in reading.
Fast forward to the present and here I am preparing for my dream job! In the district I work in, they do a "bidding" process to fill open positions. So, if a teacher resigns or retires, their position goes up for bid to internal employees. The position then goes to the bidder with most seniority and meets the criteria. I decided to bid on all elementary positions, not knowing if I had a chance getting one because I was the lowest on the totem pole. I found out that I didn't receive a position from the first round of bids. The next round began, and I again bid on all elementary positions. I then received the best phone call ever from my Human Resource Director telling me I could have my pick from the three positions I bid on, because I was the only internal applicant on all of the positions. I quickly decided to accept my dream job: 3rd grade at North Hill Elementary.
Let me explain why this particular position is my dream job...
1) I always saw myself teaching 3rd or 4th grade.
2) I wanted to be in the Burlington Community School District, as Burlington is my hometown, and I am already employed by the district as the Winter Cheerleading Coach for the high school.
3) North Hill is where I attended 2nd-5th grade. Some of my teachers are still teaching there.
4) North Hill is where I did my first student teaching experience in 1st grade.
5) The above means that I will have some of my firsties in my class for the 2014-15 school year!
Needless to say, North Hill feels like home to me. I know the staff well, and they have welcomed me in their building from the beginning!
Okay, enough about me...If you're reading this, first of all, thank you, second of all, I want to hear about your jobs! What makes your position a great first teaching job for you?!