Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Directions

(Do you love Glee like I do?)

A few weeks ago the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for our district sent me an email asking me to call her.  So I did.

She talked for several minutes about a position that they were going to add at the other high school in my district (our rivals). I figured she was going to ask me to help out or get ideas or something of that nature.

But then she said, "So, are you interested?"

She told me she didn't know if I'd thought about leaving the classroom or had been looking to make changes, but she thought I would be a good fit for this position.  It's almost like she had read my blog or something! :)

I met with her in person that week to talk a little more, then sent the Human Resources Director with my resume and a letter of interest. The principal emailed me the next week asking when I could meet up for an interview.  Last Wednesday I met with her and the two assistant principals.  On Tuesday of this week I talked to that principal, who offered me the job.

So.  I am no longer going to be a math teacher, which I feel like has defined my life for the past 16 years.  I am now a technology/instructional coach.  I'll be working with a building full of people (all subjects) in helping them integrate technology into their classroom. I'll offer support, resources, ideas, and whatever else they need.

I'm excited!  And scared.  And sad.  And eager to start. And ready for time to try and figure this all out.

Today is my last day of school. My closet and file cabinets are cleaned out, my posters are off the walls. Basically, my room looks boring again.  It's really weird to know that this could be the last time I say goodbye to a class of students (and I've really enjoyed my classes this year). I didn't enjoy saying goodbye to all of my friends that I've worked with for the past 12 years; although I'm in the same district it's just not going to be the same.

A new adventure awaits. My fingers are crossed.

3 comments:

  1. What an exciting adventure for you! That job sounds perfect for you...plus you can still keep us updated on the coolest math technology, right? Right? RIGHT?!?! Best of luck in the new position!

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  2. Congratulations! I hope you keep blogging here and letting us know what you are doing.

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  3. Congratulations!! What an exciting adventure. You'll keep blogging, right?

    On another note, what about Glee????

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