The car: Cody's car broke down about 3weeks ago and it has been so difficult carpooling. We work different schedules by about a two hour difference. This meant a lot of waiting around for whoever was stuck without the car for the day. We shopped for a few weeks (VERY limited market in Juneau) when we stumbled across this car. It is a 2008 Hyundai Accent. I can now drive to work, getting 45mpg, and be a happy clam. (note: Cody's car breaks down and I gift myself with a new ride…typical.)
|The Green Machine :)|
The job: While I loved my job and the people I worked with at Spunky Sprouts Preschool, I needed a change. The main contributing factors to this were that I missed teaching and I needed more financial stability (aka: higher salary). The main reason though was that I missed being in the classroom. I supervise at the preschool and spend a good portion of my day pushing papers. This isn't ideal. I miss the kiddos, the broken chalk, the days spent teaching class morning meetings. So, I made the decision to seek out a public school job.
|At the front of my class, back when I was teaching 3rd grade in Illinois.|
And, one week after interviewing I was offered a position as the new pre-k teacher at Glacier Valley Elementary School. The position starts in April and I will be under contract for this year and next year. All day teaching…ahhhhh, sounds glorious. Not to mention….summers off!!
My birthday was two days ago and I have to say that this was a fantastic way to spend it :)