Saturday, July 12, 2014

And thus ends the year…

I moved to NJ on Tuesday. As I mentioned in the previous post, I moved home earlier than expected because I had an interview in VA on Thursday. They offered me the job on the spot, exactly 365 days after I first got my previous job! I will be the new instructional assistant at a school in northern Virginia. I will be helping the special education team deliver services to its students and will be assisting classroom teachers in grades K-6. I'm excited about the opportunity to do something that I feel like will lend itself to my strengths and get to work in a more diverse environment. The principal also seemed very supportive of my desire to start grad school soon in either speech pathology or special education. He is even going to let me get into the Autism classroom as well as observe the speech teacher! Living in VA I will definitely be able to see Wes more and get involved with his church, which is very exciting. It is a scary transition as well because the area is unfamiliar and I am still looking for a place to live pretty cheaply. Hopefully I will be able to live with a family from the church. Pray that everything will work out for my living situation and that this new job will be a better fit. This will be my last blog post, so thank you for following me through my first year of teaching. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


School ended less than a week ago. How have I been spending my time? Applying for jobs in both NJ and VA and reading the Divergent series (which I recommend) on the beach. Today I got a call to come interview for a school in Alexandria, VA for an instructional assistant position! Please pray that it goes well :-)