I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything, but there have been a lot of changes over the last few months since I graduated college. It's been a doozy of a ride, but it's been worth it.
Before graduation, I went to a job fair for my county. I got a job as a digital art teacher on the spot, and I was so happy. I told everyone. Then a week alter, they called and said it was a mistake and the class was photography. I'm sorry, but that is the art form I know least about and would be miserable teaching. My father supported my decision, as usual, and my mother pushed me to suck it up and take the job and be miserable. I took a job at Walgreens and didn't look back.
After applying at a few other schools, I got an interview at a high school way out of my way. But, a job's a job. I sat for the interview with the principal and two assistant principals, who then gave me the worst interview of my life. They said that their grading policy is, if a student understands something in the third nine weeks that they should have understood in the first, we are to go back and change the grade. Uh, no? Sorry, too late dude. And their cell phone policy? If you have it out it's an immediate ten day suspension. They then ran me through a scenario where one played a student who refused to give up their phone, and I had to know on the spot that hidden policy. I don't think so. But I went along with it, I went for a second interview at a job fair, and was strung along for five hours, before I was told to go home and they'd call me before work. No call came, and when I tried to hunt down the principal, he was gone. I emailed him, and I was told "Oh we hired someone else."
Lesson learned: That school is horrendous anyway.
I then did an interview with my current school for a temporary position. The teacher was out on medical leave and so I took the job. I then started to understand the teacher I was covering for. From the stories I heard from students, parents, and teachers alike was that she actually hated the job. So why was I fighting to keep something that this woman didn't even want? My last day was to be in early November. We didn't even know a day until the teacher next to me texted her and she said her leave was u on the 7th.
I started hearing rumors she wouldn't be coming back. I almost had a heart attack. So I emailed the principal and set up a meeting, and I was offered the job full time.
So, long story short, this girl has gone from a student in high school stumbling around on this site, to a full-blown art teacher over the course of ten years. This has really been an awesome ride. Thanks for being around for at least parts of it, if not all.
Also, P.S., I'm trying to do something with Hana, but I'm not sure what. Any suggestions before Halloween hits? Her lovely Boogeyman can be in the shot too.