Where I've been and where I am going.
As always, when I disappear from LJ-ville, it usually means BIG THINGS are going on, and I SHOULD be writing about them. Let me see, now.
The major thing in my life now is my career. I chose a FINE TIME to graduate with a MA in education: right in the middle of a citywide hiring freeze that affects new teachers in NYC. Public schools can't hire us. So, I had landed a position at a public elementary school, but they were unable to hire me. Later, a public high school was interested in me, but again -- couldn't hire me. Very, very frustrating!
What's a girl to do?
The answer: seek positions that are unaffected by the freeze: namely charter schools, private schools, and schools outside of NYC. I looked at New Jersey schools, and charter schools and private schools.
A couple weeks ago I had two interviews. One was with a charter school (K-2nd grades) for a full-time position. The other with a Catholic school (K-8th grades) for a part-time position (2 days a week). Good news: I was offered the Catholic school job!!! I am waiting to hear from the charter school about their decision. that position is preferable obviously with full-time salary and benefits! However, if it doesn't pan out, I will gladly accept the job at the Catholic school and continue to fill my time with hours at Victoria's Secret.
Overall, I know that in some capacity, I will soon be IN A CLASSROOM, and MAKING ART WITH KIDS! This makes me VERY HAPPY! :) I just don't know if it will be full-time or part-time.
I should hear from the charter school tomorrow about their decision. Hope, hope, hope!