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So I’m a Little Sad December 23, 2011

 

I am in my fourth year of my current position and it officially will not exist next year. This makes me a little sad (okay-more than a little). I usually have a very positive outlook on most things, but I’m having difficulty with this one. I hate to say I knew it was inevitable, but I did. I might say more on that some other time.

So what am I doing next year? I’m trying to figure that out every day. Here’s what I do know:

  • I do have a position within the district I’ve worked in for nineteen years (good news), even if it means bumping one of the new teachers I’ve mentored the past several years out of their position (super yucky news).
  • I do have a licensure as a principal ages 3-14 now (good news)
  • I have been accepted by an international educationn search organization for educators as an administrative candidate (good news)
  • I had a Skype interview with a school in Asia this week (good news) (oh, by the way-I started my career in an International School in Luxembourg and am considering returning to international school education-more on this later)
  • Filling out job applications is a full-time job (bad news)
  • Getting ‘ding’ letters is no more fun at my age than it was when I was waiting on college acceptances (yucky :( )
  • I’d really like to be spending my time reading books and cleaning my house, but am a little hyperfocused on what I’m going to be doing next year (bad news)
  • There are very few blogs out there about educators in international education, at least that I can find. I have met several great international educators through twitter, NCTE, and more and they have been very helpful.
  • I could refocus on writing the professional book I’ve been outlining for the past several years (good news)
  • I am partially finished with coursework for my superintendent licensure (good news)
  • I have enough reading material from NCTE to keep me busy for the first half of 2012 (good news)

Holiday Break goal-get a good idea of first steps, second, etc.

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4 Responses to “So I’m a Little Sad”

  1. Juli Says:

    It sounds like you have lots of options. You know what they say about one door closing…

  2. Suzanne Says:

    Good luck with your new position, whatever that may be. (I’ve been trying to get ready to go overseas & teach for several years now; however, I found it’s surprisingly complicated for me to gather the finances together and to get rid of a home & similar commitments in the present economy. I’m sure you are better at it than I am.) Anyway and anywhere, New Year to you!

  3. katie Says:

    Kristine-
    It sounds like you have lots of possibilities:) I am hoping you find something that you will enjoy! Best of luck, Katie

  4. Mary Lee Says:

    Good luck! Shift happens, but new directions are often good!


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