I spent the good part of Spring looking for a new job. I have gone into why I was looking for a new job in an older post. So, I won’t pain you with the details again as to why I was in need of a change.
So, after searching, interviewing, debating and weighing my options, I decided on a job that I am THRILLED with. I am switching to teach Spanish at a charter school. Let’s have a great big YaHOOOOOO from the world out there.
It wasn’t what I was out looking for and wasn’t what I expected to accept. I actually took a pay cut to take the job (which is a HUGE leap of faith) but in the end, I feel that this is exactly where I am supposed to be. The pros just simply outweighed everything else. What are they you ask? Oh, I am SO glad that you asked. 🙂
- It is teaching SPANISH! One of my most favorite things to do in the entire world!
- I can bring both of my boys with me. This eliminates Kaeson going to school by himself which was a major concern of mine. He doesn’t have to walk alone, be hone alone or go to school alone.
- It is a smaller school which means smaller classes for my kids.
- It is on the EXACT same schedule as Kyra’s high school. I haven’t been on the same schedule as Kyra for a few years now. It is traditional schedule instead of year round and was designed to mirror the high school.
- It is on a junior high schedule which means that I get a free period during the day which just happens to line up next to lunch. I get an hour and a half off every day.
- I get 20 minutes off at the end of the day
- There is no testing and no common core curriculum that I have to follow.
- No recess duty
- No field trips unless I want to go
- I have PDO, but no need to distinguish between sick days and personal days.
- The boys wear uniforms which makes laundry and wardrobe choices so much easier.
- I teach one subject instead of 8 or 9 a day.
- I have a substantial budget to work with.
All in all, I have to admit that this is something that I am more than thrilled to start! What a fun experience this is going to be!