In leu of the regular Sunday lesson plan post, I wanted to share some exciting news with you all:
I have a new job! Well…sort of.
I’ve been a classroom teacher for 4 and a half years now. As much as I enjoy bonding with an entire class of students, I’ve been feeling like I want something more out of my teaching experience. Starting on Monday, I will be my school’s Reading Specialist!
This is a particularly thrilling achievement as I have spent the last two months trying to convince my colleagues that our students would benefit from the Reading Specialist skills I have. The discussions with teachers, meetings with admin, and reading tests (Thank you Rob for administering all of those. I couldn’t have done this without your help and countless, hair-pulling conversations.) have all shown a need for this type of thing.
Instead of teaching 6 classes, I will only have 2, leaving my schedule open to work with teachers and have one-on-one intensive interventions with students. I do get to keep my classroom, which makes the transition easier for me, but a little tougher for the 4 classes that have to find their way to a different classroom with a different teacher.
Today was spent planning my schedule for the week in order to maximize my time working with kids.
I am excited…and nervous. Time to put my money where my mouth is and prove I know what I’m doing. (Thank you masters degree in reading and 4 years working with struggling readers.) Here goes nothing.