I’m going to be a teacher. The offer came from Memphis City Schools today, and I’ll start working on my paperwork next week.
I’m completely ecstatic, overwhelmed, terrified – pretty much every feeling imaginable! The principal seems fantastic. We have the same alma mater (well, my soon-to-be alma mater) and I’ve heard great reviews of the school. She seems really passionate about community and parent involvement. I’m tentatively going to teach fourth grade, which is a bit older than I expected, but still so welcome!
My mom has taught fourth and fifth grade, so she’s absolutely ecstatic. I got home today for spring break and found “Congratulations, Miss M” on a chalkboard and my pre-Institute work waiting for me. My principal will be sending me a reading list soon and adding me on to all of the staff e-mails.
This is really, actually happening.