Candid Teacher Admits: I’m back, and I don’t know how to feel about it.
What I have been waiting for for 3 excruciating months has finally happened.. I have been offered a job!
I am truly excited to know I can continue being “Candid Teacher”. However, the position is for Kindergarten, which I have been teaching the past 2 years. While I have enjoyed aspects of teaching this grade, I also would like to explore other grade levels or subjects. One major thing I dislike about Kindergarten is doing “crafts”. I’m not artistic and really do not enjoy doing “cutesy” projects, which is quite a bit of what Kindergarten is expected to be like.
Upon accepting the position yesterday, I found out I will soon be invited in for a final interview as a Reading Specialist. Being a reading teacher appeals to me in many ways, however I face it with some trepidation as I have never done it before. I would be the K-6 school’s only reading specialist. I would have to help teachers level and group students and inspire low students to achieve. Though I love the idea of this job and the notion of working with small groups of students, the reality is it may be too much responsibility for me. If there was another reading specialist for me to work with, I’d be less timid about it. However, being the only person, I tend to shy away from such great responsibility.
I feel so lucky to have been given so many opportunities, especially in this economy.
Now I face tough choices that will affect the rest of my career.