Sunday, March 6, 2016

Un nouveau chapitre

I've written about most of the things that have happened in my life these last few years, so it would seem weird if I didn't mention something really BIG that happened last week.

I got a job! A real job!!

Since I got home from Israel in January, I of course wasn't expecting to even be able to apply for any teaching jobs until this summer. I definitely wasn't expecting to start working until next school year. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with myself until next September.

Luckily for me, a job opened up at a good school that's very nearby. I was stressed to do my first real interview, but it must have gone okay since I was officially hired 2 days later. Fun facts about my new job-

*I'll be teaching French full-time
*The teacher I'm replacing was actually one of my high school French teachers!
*My home base will be the high school, but I'll also be teaching a few classes at the 2 middle schools in the district. Every day I'm at at least 2 schools, and every other day I'm at all 3. Oh là là. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the crazy schedule.
*This high school was a bitter rival of my high school. It looks like I have to put the rivalry behind me now (it's about time haha), because everyone has been really nice at this school so far. It's kind of cool because during my high school years I spent a lot of time in this town because it's where my dance studio was. 
*The job is officially only a long-term sub position (meaning it only goes until the end of this school year), but since the other teacher isn't coming back next year I'll have a good shot at being hired for next year as well.

I hope that happens, because this is a really great opportunity.  I've been building up to this point for so long... from the day I declared my French teaching major at BYU as an innocent little sophomore. 

In conclusion, I guess this is a new and different kind of adventure. I miss traveling sometimes (even though I've only been home for about a month), but I'm really happy about this. It's going to be a lot of work, but hopefully I can be a good professeur de français. 

And one good thing about being a teacher: summer vacation means time for traveling :)

1 comment:

  1. You're the best! Those French students are lucky to have you!