|Trying my best to look like I'm NOT sick!|
Even though I wasn't feeling good there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity so I went into school and interviewed. I was very happy to be interviewing right at "S-School" which made me feel more comfortable since I've been student teaching at the school on and off since September of 2012. In the interview itself was the principal of "S-School" (who is also one of my cooperating teachers), the superintendent of "T-Division", and a trustee from the school board.
I feel like the interview went really well and there wasn't any questions that I wasn't prepared for. I want to send out big thanks to everyone in my PLN who helped me find great practice questions (especially Mary!). After an hour we were all finished up and I quickly had to find a substitute for my afternoon classes because I couldn't stay at school to student teach, I was too sick!
On Tuesday, despite being the last day in April, our area woke up to Christmas time all over again! We were hit with over a foot of heavy, wet snow which lead to some pretty treacherous conditions on the road. Despite being cautious and only travelling about 40 kilometers an hour, I hit an icy patch on the road and ended up hitting the guardrail of a bridge only a kilometer away from our house :(
This morning our division was still experiencing a snow day but I ended up going in at lunch time because I was just too bored sitting at home with nothing to focus on except being sick! There was only about 50 students all together (K-12) but it was nice to be out of the house and back at the school after missing Monday and Tuesday. Even though it was a slow day, and I couldn't actually teach with so few students, I am happy I went in because I received a very good phone call!
I am very happy to announce that today I found out that my interview was successful and I've been offered a position at "S-School"! My official contract does not go through until the board approves it on May 14th but I am feeling confident and very excited :) Once that goes through, I should get my official teaching schedule with my grades and classes later in May or early June!
I want to send a HUGE thank you to all of the amazing faculty at Brandon University that prepared me for this career and supported me through this journey, my family and friends for supporting me every step of the way, and everyone in my PLN who has helped me grow and develop as an educator. So even though this week has had some pretty extreme ups and downs I am very excited for this next step of my journey.