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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Decision Made

So, I chose the school 7 minutes from my house.  It was a no brainer.  The money stinks and teachers are grossly underpaid considering their education and what they have to put in on any given day, but there are some things you can't buy.

A short commute.

Being close to home.

Being close to your kids.

Teaching in your community.

Not being under constant pressure.

I feel like this school will allow me to teach.  It will allow me to better my community.  It will allow me to forge meaningful relationships with my students and really be the kind of teacher that is needed in today's world.  

So, that was my decision.

Thanks for all of you guys out there who were so supportive.  I really appreciate.  

I can promise you this...next summer I will not sell a house, I will not buy a house, I will not move, I will not find a new job (unless I totally hate this one, but I don't think I will).  I will have a relaxing and enjoyable summer with less stress...so help me God.

7 comments:

E said...

I wondered what you chose. I'm sure that's a relief to have that decided. Congrats and best wishes for a rad school year!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Congratulations Rebecca!

Another friend also told me she got a new job today.

I hope I'm the 3rd one :)

Stacie said...

Congrats!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Congrats, Rebecca! So glad you are at peace with this decision. Sounds like an awesome opportunity.

Now enjoy those last couple of weeks before it starts!!!

Carrie27 said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!

Barbara Manatee said...

I'm sighing a big sigh of relief with you!! Yeah and Congrats!!

I can attest what a big deal it is to teach in the district you live in and your kids go to school. We've lived in our small town for 12 years...but until this past year - I honestly didn't know many people or ANYONE within the schools. Obviously having my two in school now has opened up new things but teaching in the middle school has opened up so much more to me and makes me feel so much better about navigating that step when we get there. I feel so much better that I'll know teachers in the school by the time my kids get there and with middle school being such a big step for kids/families, I'm so glad I'll be around to help them figure it out!

Manda said...

ahhhhh doesn't that feel better to have a decision made? now you can go get your school clothes together, buy a new lunch bag, and sharpen your pencils (or whatever)! yay! ps - i'm jealous of your commute!