Following up on my recent post about job fairs, I have a job for next year! I obviously won't be saying where, but I will reveal that it is within a decentish commute for me. Less than an hour, thankfully. I had interviews (from the job fair) in a few different cities that would have had me living separately from Matt, and I'm excited that I won't have to.
This job actually didn't come from the job fair, but I am glad I had the experience of the job fair to help me warm up. Going into the interview, I didn't think I was even a contender. Fairly sure that helped set me at ease and made it a better interview.
I will be teaching three different preps. In teacher talk, this is a lot of work but not too much. Some teachers, in the small schools, teach five completely different classes. I'll be mostly teaching biology with a section each of an introductory science class and a higher-level environmental science-type class. The outdoor class is actually the most exciting for me, as I will be the only one teaching that class. I have mostly free reign, so I am spending time considering what I want that class to be. I will be spending a lot of July planning that class and charting a direction.
I feel relieved to have a job in this economy and hopeful for my fellow teacher-graduates who are still looking. Thanks to all of you for your support and well wishes in my process. While I won't blog directly about work, I am hoping I will have a few nice observations to share at some point.