Monday, April 21, 2008

4th grade, Here I Come!

I just got called by the Principal of one of the school's I inteviewed with the week before last. He called last week to kindly tell me they had chosen another candidate, but would call if something else opened up. I was sad, and thought that the promise was a relatively empty one...

Apparently, something did open up, as today he offered me a 4th grade position at the school! I'll be getting my first class of children on August 26th, with orientations before that. This school is a 9 minute drive (3.4 miles) from the Apartment that Ed and I will hopefully be getting (the application is in, we're just waiting for written confirmation- as opposed to verbal confirmation already given- that the tenant is indeed moving out) which means I might be able to bike commute!

Life is finally realy seeming to come together. I feel so grown up getting a job (and students) an apartment, and getting ready to pay for all my own expenses (and my parents are excited about that too)

I've even been running (chiropracter plus some deep tissue massage seems to be helping), and even have a run report to post about an amazing day that Ed and I spent in SF running over the golden gate.

Thanks everyone for being so supportive during my stressful times :)

Glad to be optimistic!

16 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations Addy. You are at an exciting time in your life and it's so great when things come together in such a good way. Glad to hear you're running again too. Can't wait to get you back on the trails.

Donald said...

Awesome news! It's a great grade to teach. CA history is fascinating.

runningtwig said...

Congrats!! That is awesome news!! Sounds like you have a lot of good things going for you and I'm glad!

Sarah said...

Congrats! And great to hear you're out running again. : )

Bob Gentile said...

Ahhhh such Great News!! Way to Go Addy!!

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

Congratulations!!!

robtherunner said...

Congratulations on the 4th grade position!

Journey to a Centum said...

Another door opens as the last chapter ends! Whoooo Hoooooo!

Are 4th graders heavily armed these days?

rick said...

Ah you are finally hitting the summit, leaving issues behind. So good to hear.

Southbay Girl said...

Addy, Congrats on becoming a 4th grade teacher! that's so awesome! I'm sure you are so excited and can't wait!!!

Ryan said...

What a perfect opportunity...congratulations!

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."
--Japanese proverb

Jean said...

That is fantastic, Addy! You are going to be such a great teacher. Congratulations to you. Way to go!!!

Josh said...

that's so awesome! Congrats! You're a real live grown up now :)

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

Omedetoh! Big congrats! How exciting.

I think when I was your age, I was a mess! You're doing much better, so keep it up.

Abbie said...

congrats, addy! that's big news :)

Gretchen said...

That is so awesome, congratulations Addy! Fourth grade was the grade I wanted to teach when I first got my teaching credential. Somehow I ended up in middle school (and now high school too!) and love it, but I still think 4th grade is such an ideal age. I think you are going to be an excellent teacher.
Are you still planning to volunteer at Miwok? I'll be there, so I hope to see you!