Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I really like going to job interviews. Under most circumstances I interview well. However, I'm still disappointed at some things that I had to deal with this year and it's effecting how I feel about the quality of teacher that I am. I've had 3 interviews in the last 2 weeks. Personally, I thought the first one went really badly but I did get an offer out of it. I had another one a few days later and got an offer from that one too. Both are teaching positions and that's all I'll say about that right now. The last interview I had on Monday was for an administrative position where I would work for 3 surrounding school districts and I would be their Autism and Behavioral Consultant. Basically I would be the go to person to observe, document, and then implement a plan to deal with/change student behaviors (including social/communicative behaviors) that others can't come up with an explanation for or a plan of attack. It sounds pretty exciting and I think I'm ready for a new challenge but I'm not sure about the job. I should hear something about the consultant job tomorrow and then I'll make a decision. I should definitely know by this weekend where I am going to be working this fall. 2 years ago I made a promise to some 6th grade parents that I would be there for their children all through middle school. It truly saddens me that I may be leaving them in their final year. It frustrates me (and makes me angry) that, ultimately, the children are the ones that suffer. If I end up leaving my current school I will have to go to every one of my students' homes and tell them face to face. I owe them that much. Then I'll have to go pack up my room and move things and that'll take days. Something else to do other than ride.