Friday, January 18, 2008

Knock me over with a feather!!

I got a call at school yesterday morning. The nice lady from the personnel office--to offer me the JOB I applied for back in December! I don't think I've ever been so flabbergasted in my whole life. After six weeks of hearing nothing, I had assumed that they had decided I wasn't what they were looking for. (I knew they hadn't filled the position with someone else, because the job is still listed on the district website.) She asked me if I needed time to think about it and I laughed out loud. Told her no, that I'd pretty much jump on it right this red hot second. The supervisor of the position and the principal of my current school will get together to decide when I can make the move. Holy cow, I am so excited and amazed (and terrified!)

Because I'm a teacher now, the teacher I've been working with took me with her to a staff meeting yesterday afternoon to discuss a situation with one of our students. I sat around a table with our school principal, the vice-principal, the counselor, the diagnostician, the head of our department, the student's previous teacher, his current teacher, the district head of department, the district psychologist and the speech therapist while they all brainstormed the best way to meet the needs of this boy. It was an incredible experience {also terrifying :-)} Part of me thinks I'm in way over my head, and the other part realizes that the teacher is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a team of educators behind every teacher who stands in front of a class. And now 35+ years after getting my diploma, I'm part of the effort. Wow. Thank you, Lord.

12 comments:

Dedra said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations!!!

Alli said...

WOW!! I got goosebumps and tears reading that. CONGRATULATIONS!! I wish school districts could be FILLED with people like you.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

KatieBug said...

Yeah, Mom!!!

K in the Mirror said...

Awesome! You are so cool!

Kate said...

Hooray! They are lucky to have you! And what a blessing for those kids. Yay!

Loni said...

This is so wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS! You are AWESOME and will do a great job!

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful and you absolutely deserve your good fortune and even more, the recognition. What a great new path in your life and how wonderful for your future students.
Love Gee Gee

Loni said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful.
I love you!

Loni said...

Or....Happy EARLY Birthday since I am a WEEK OFF!! Silly me... I still love you! :)

Loni said...
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Loni said...

Now I can say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful year. You are one of the greatest people I know!

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