Friday, October 8, 2010

New job... a month ago

I just realized that I have yet to write a post about my new job. I was hired as a long-term substitute at Walt Morey Middle School in the Reynolds School District. I am teaching 8th grade math and science at least until December.

The principal hired me the night before the day the teachers reported to the school for the first meeting. Talk about a last minute whirlwind! I was certainly scrambling to get ready to start my first school year. My heart was racing.

After about a month of teaching, I am having a great time. It is most definitely the most difficult job I have ever worked and is extremely time consuming since it is my first year teaching. Thankfully, the school is wonderfully organized and the majority of the students behave very well.

The nicest thing about this position is the way it fits with our pregnancy situation. About the same time that the teacher I am subbing for comes back is the time that Jen will give birth to Nolan. That way I should be able to take a nice break before going back to subbing.

This job has been very rewarding, and even though it can often be frustrating and exhausting, I am always thanking God for the opportunities and situations that have been made available.