Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hell Yeah!

So, I couldn't say anything until it was official, but my new contract came in the mail today, so:

I GOT A JOB!!!!!!

Wow that feels good :)

So here's how it went down. Thursday morning, at 8am I got a call from the assistant superintendent at my former district asking whether I had renewed my teaching certificate (my old one expired in July and since I had been let go I never gave them my new certificate). She was very criptic, but just said thier may be a position available for me, but that I needed to drop my certificate off at central office before she could say more.

So I schlepped the kids to my house to get the certificate and then back into town to hand it in. 20 minutes later I got a call from another district saying that I was not hired for the 5th grade position I interviewed for, but that they wanted me to come in Monday to interview for another position (this would be the 4th interview in the same district with no job offer).

I was feeling a little mopey about not getting the 5th grade job when out of the blue I got a call from the intermediate principal of my old district offering me a 5th grade job in their multiage program... that's right, the program that fed into my old middle school job. Obviously I said yes, because hello, awesomeness!

For the rest of the day I was on the phone with people in the other district (to cancel the other interview), the assistant superintendent of my former/present school district, the administrative assistant of the district and obviously Drew and my best friend to share the news.

I've been sitting on this news for 2 days now because it wasn't techinally official yet. I had a verbal contract, but nothing in writing yet. My new contract came today. I got a raise (hells yes!), even better? I got my tenure!!!! I am SO excited. I am meeting with my new principal Tuesday to see my new room, discuss the job and hopefully get an idea of the curriculum since I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WILL BE TEACHING. I have 2 weeks until the school year starts and about a billion things to do before then, but I am beyond excited and can not wait. This is a tremendous opportunity. The building itself has some issues (asbestos, mold, falling apart... no big deal) but, they are working on plans for a new building and the town is voting on it in November. So I actually might end up working in a brand new building in the next couple of years :)


  1. Congrats Amanda!!! Best of luck in the upcoming school year, and take no crap from those 5th graders!

  2. Congratulations!!! That is so awesome, I'm psyched for you!

  3. Awesome!! I thought your news might be a job! :) BUT it's even better being in your old district! ...And a raise? And tenure? And the possibility of being in a new building in a few years?! That's great!!! :)

  4. Wow girl, that is going to be a whirlwind of two weeks but big congrats to you!!!

  5. That is sooo exciting!!! Congratulations! You deserve it :)


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