Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Job

I have been keeping kind of mum, but it is true. I have a new job. At first I was devastated.

I have posted a lot about the crazy kids, but I didn't post much about the harassment I was facing on a daily basis from an administrator over lessons, management, etc. I could have been the stronger person and waited it out, but this opportunity sounded too good.

I was at district about 3 weeks ago to turn in my transfer form, and saw an immediate open at our continuation school. I figured what the hell, why not? I applied. Shara, the math teacher on my team, encouraged me to apply, saying this is one of those places teachers get hired and never leave. I got a call, did an interview. The interview with the VP was cool, she seemed supportive, and interested. I thought it was a horrible interview - I was all over the place in what I said. I normally interview well.

I did the interview the Thursday before we went off for Spring Break. The Tuesday of Spring Break I got a text from my principal congratulating me. That sent me into a tailspin. I was crushed. I was so devastated I was leaving my great friends at work, which I truly LOVE. I LOVE my coworkers like you would not believe... lol... sounds so cliche. I knew that when it was a midyear transfer, if you got the position, you had to take it. I had perpetual anxiety and was up until at least 2am for several nights thinking about this. That was my every other thought. It helped to hear Mike say that I could always stay where I am, though I knew that wasn't true.

The Monday we came back from Spring Break I was apprehensive all morning. I met the principal, and she was genuinely happy for me. After sharing with several friends my anxiety decreased. Everyone has been supportive and happy for me, we have vowed to remain friends.

So today I met with the English dept. head at the new school. I was put on the night schedule - ice - 12-7pm. I am not a night person. Grrrr. But she was so nice and supportive. She showed me how it is mostly packet work, but she does teach lessons at least 2 days a week. WOW. How easy. So much less stress. I get to choose the stories I want to teach as long as they hit the standards for common core. WOW. I am now somewhat excited... hoping it will turn out well...


Anonymous said...

I have NO idea what you just said.:((

fan of casey said...

Congrats! Hard decision to leave friends but if this new position gives you new opportunities, you need to take them when they become available.

Know that you will probably change jobs a bunch of times over your career -- that's how you advance.

Good luck.