I've been at my school for five years now and it's time for a change. We're going year-round and that's not something I wish to do. While I would appreciate the track breaks to separate the year, I don't think I'd be able to fully enjoy them. I would be constantly working on school stuff and planning units on my breaks, which isn't good for my mental health. I was a first year teacher, a first year graduate student, and on an undesired track...it wasn't pleasant. I don't wish to repeat that year-round schedule again unless I was in a specialist position.
So the time has come to branch out. As previously stated, I applied for a coaching position and was briefly devastated when that didn't pan out. I won't have the coursework to be hired provisionally as a librarian, but that dream is still on the back burner. I applied for a literacy coach almost a month ago and haven't heard back either way, which is frustrating. I applied to be a digital coach and am in the wait pool, which is better than nothing.
So I decided to look at the transfer list for my school district. I'm hoping to stick with fifth grade because I'm a little hesitant to try both a new school and a new grade level at the same time.
I looked for schools nearby my new house that were on the traditional 9 month calendar and had fifth grade openings.
Low and behold, I found one.
So I called the office manager after school. She asked me to send in my last evaluations and a resume, which I promptly did. Not twenty minutes later, I had a call from the principal to set up an interview.
I'm really excited about this opportunity!
It's right after school tomorrow, I get a tour and then the interview. I'm crossing my fingers it all works out as it's meant to!
On a very random note, the Principal's last name is coincidentally the name of the high school I attended in Arizona. Very, very strange...but perhaps a good sign?