Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's Official...I've Been Hired!

I've been dying to type these three little words for a couple of weeks now...

I've been hired!

All of the "i"s have been dotted..the "t"s have been crossed...the background check completed...and the references contacted.  The "official" offer was made this morning for a position as a... 

Part-Time Resource Room Specialist

...and I readily accepted!  

This is a huge deal for me and my little family.  I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past five years, but never very far from the classroom.

I've been on PTO...served as Room Mother...volunteered for field trips...put up bulletin boards for teachers during National Catholic Schools Week...

...yup, I've been that mom!  :)

And I've loved every minute of it.

But, I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to once again be in an "official" teaching position.  

And although it is only part-time, it is the perfect fit for me and our family.  I will be working 12-15 hours a week, and only in the afternoons when our youngest is at preschool...which is right on the Catholic school campus.

Feeling very blessed...overwhelmed...excited.  So much has changed in education over the past five years, but between the internet...blogging...and awesome public-school teacher colleagues that I've remained close in contact with, I'm certain I can get myself up to speed!


  1. Congrats and welcome! I know that feeling of feeling overwhelmed and the first year of getting ready, let me know if there is anyway I can help :)


  2. Congratulations!! I found you on the linky party and I'm your newest follower, Heather

  3. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Head over to my blog to get more info if you would like to take part :)


  4. Congratulations on your job!!! And congrats on your award nomination :) Just found your blog through it. Cute! I'm your newest follower.

    The Sweetest Thing
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  5. I found you through the Liebster Award nomination. I also got nominated, and I am a new follower on Blovlovin! Congrats on your new position!!

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

  6. Valerie,
    I just found your blog- I am SO happy for you. Part time could not be more perfect with a young family!! I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance. You are going to have a fun year!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together