For the entire family! That’s right – I finally (yesterday) landed a teaching job as a science teacher in a middle school about half an hour from home. I have orientation and teacher work day on Friday and then we are off and running on Monday! I’m not exactly ready, especially as my new laptop has stopped working and all my electronic science files, lesson plans and worksheets from my student teaching are on it!!
This is my new classroom. Kind of a clean slate, isn’t it? It was a social studies room and they added a sink so it’s not quite a traditional science room. I’ve only met one teacher (head of the science department) and the principal and they are both very nice and seem like they will be supportive.
I was a little taken aback at the salary – lower than a beginning teacher in our local district by $5,000. I hadn’t realized how much variation there is. We will still be pinching pennies and are eligible for free lunch but we will have a regular source of income and benefits. And I will have the satisfaction of being part of a community and team again (I missed that a lot while unemployed).
I want to thank all our friends and supporters who have helped us out in so many ways, not the least of which is just reading and commenting on the blog! We couldn’t have made it without you. Stay tuned for our adventures along this new path!