Well, it’s a little over a month since my last post. Up until recently, there was little to talk about, since my search for a job remained just that–a search. But a job interview at a high school in the Bethel School District turned into “we’re checking your references,” which turned into a new job for me! So, this week I have been spending some time learning what I will be teaching and what some of the rules ans expectations of me in this new capacity will be.
Here’s what I know: I will definitely be teaching junior and senior English. I have 5 class periods, and one planning period. So, only two preps, which isn’t terrible. I know I was hired because of a death of one of the faculty members, and I know that the turnover at this particular high school sees very little turnover.
The high school is in an influx of change right now. All of the administration is brand new, so most of the other teachers will be on a level playing field with me that way. The administration seems very glad to have me, and I have to admit that I am more than grateful to be a part of this faculty. So far, everyone I’ve met has been gracious and wonderful, and I am hoping that I might end up having some good new friendships and working relationships out of it.
Tomorrow I have the district orientation. I’m excited to do something job-related, which I suppose proves how green I really am, though orientations are notoriously boring. Friday is the first all-staff meeting, and then next week will be spent cleaning and organizing my classroom and writing lesson plans. I’m a bit overwhelmed, but so excited!