Friday, November 18, 2005

Pre-K teacher

So...I am a little late on the update.

I went in for the interview at 9. The center director had just left to go bring her hubby his keys cause she took his by mistake. It put me a little more at ease hearing that! The assistant director was very friendly. I filled out a gazillion pages of stuff.

The director came back just as I was finishing up. We made introductions and proceeded to her office for the interview. She asked me typical questions about dealing with children, dealing with parents, conflict issues, etc. It was very informal (she was interjecting anecdotes and jokes throughout). She talked about her kids, I talked about Kaia (which I wouldn't have done that early had she not been yakking about hers). She gave me a rundown of the job description and said that the position was actually for Pre-K teacher not program specialist. That's something they cover with someone already on staff, so that could be an option at some point down the road.

She wrapped up her questions, asked if I had any. I asked about the student to teacher ratio, which she said is no greater than 15 to 1, with 2 teachers per class. She then said "well, I'd like to offer you the job". I'd heard the assistant say that there were conducting two other interviews in the afternoon, but as the interview went on (and she told me that other staff members were leaving) I figured that they were interviewing for other positions. I was relieved, but at the same time terrified. I LOVE the age group - couldn't have chosen a better class myself! But, it was still a job - full-time. Scary when you've never really had to answer to anyone else.

The more I think about it, though, the more excited I am. It's a GREAT move for Kaia. It's only $75 a week for her and I'll be making $12.50 an hour, which isn't great, but it's much more than I'm making right now! HA!

I got a good feeling form the place all around. The staff seemed very friendly. I loved the classroom and their curriculum and general philosophies were all in line with my own ideas, which was great.

I'm thinking this is a great move in so many ways!

Thanks to everyone for the advice, support...everything! It truly helped me a lot and for that I'm eternally grateful!

10 Comments:

Blogger Bravie said...

Very awesome girl. I'm very happy for you. Thanks for the update.
*smooch*

7:05 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Wow, great for you! I've still got 3 years of school before I'll be teaching (biology, hs).

*smooches*

6:49 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Glad you are so excited. You have to be excited about what you do to be good at it.

*hugs*

8:40 AM  
Blogger Supes said...

Yay for you!

11:53 AM  
Blogger bobdechemist said...

Great news, but honestly, constant success doesn't really help with a fear of failure.
*grin*
Congrats!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Seana said...

Good. for. you.

I'm happy for you. Yay!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Buggy said...

This sounds perfect for you!
Did you say 12.50??
OMG!
Will your hours mesh with Kaia's?
(maybe I should scroll to previous entries)

I am so glad for you, K!
Sounds to me that YOU are just what they are looking for.
Lucky them, to find you!
Thinking good thoughts your way!

And on a personnal level, glad for me that I found your blog.

*Hugs Baby*

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Titus said...

Alright, Karen! $12.50 an hour? That's really good! I know you'll do great with these kids as you've done with Kaia.

Congrats!

5:56 PM  
Blogger HistoryDetective said...

Yay! Congrats!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Immunegirl said...

Woohoo!! Congrats twin!! :) *smooches*

9:05 AM  

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