It might seem like small potatoes, but I GOT A JOB YESTERDAY!!!
On Tuesday morning, I sat down and filled out a few more applications for paraprofessional (teachers assistant) positions even though I should have been studying.
At 5:30 on my way to my Tuesday class I get a call from a weird number... hmmm... should I or shouldnt I...
I decided to pick it up... Assistant Principal from a middle school!!! He would like to meet with me!!! We both decided sooner than later would be best so we scheduled an interview for 9:30 the following morning (Wednesday)...
I called my wonderful bf and had him check the name of the school to see where it was located (I wasn't sure which of the two apps he was calling from) and he tells me it is for this one burb... ONE OF THE HIGHEST PAID DISTRICTS IN ILLINOIS!!!!! yippee!!!!
Let me just clarify, I will be working for peanuts, but to have my foot in the door in a high paying district could be HUGE once I get my teaching certificate!!! If I could come out of this with a full time teaching job in the district I would be SET!
Okay... so I go in Wed morn and everything goes great, but you never know so I was skeptical... he gave me a little tour and even made sure he could contact my references.
So of course I get home and write my references a warning letter and a please let me know if he calls email... And, I get a text from a kid at my old office saying that they just called to speak with someone who isnt even close to being on my reference list but okay!!! I begged them to be nice...
And 20 minutes later... I got a call back with a verbal job offer!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! I spent the last 5 months trying to figure out my life, applying to over a 100 positions (prob 200!) and in 36 hours I applied and sealed the deal!!! WOOHOO!!!!
I am going to continue coaching and going to school while I start teaching and see how long I can manage that schedule... Little ginger pup's gotta eat!!!
HUGS to all of you!!! Your best wishes on facebook got me pumped for the interview and kept me going!!! HUGS HUGS HUGS and happiness!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!