After 2 years I finally got hired!

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  1. Luv2TeachInTX

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    And I couldn't be more excited! I started my ACP in the summer of 2010 and have been pounding the pavement ever since in hopes of landing a position and it looks like all of my hard work and determination have finally paid off!

    I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to become a teacher. Like many, I had always believed that teachers were in high demand. Boy what a wake-up call that was when I started looking for jobs!

    I started my journey as a sub, did that for two years, and it wasn't until last school year that I finally landed a LTS job as a para in Special Ed. That opportunity gave me such great experience to put on my resume, stellar references and prompted me to get my SPED Certification. I'm telling you, having that SPED certification opened SO many doors for me.

    Whereas I had maybe 3 interviews total over the last two years, I had 10 in a two-week period which resulted in four job offers. Three were with charter schools and one with a traditional ISD.

    I guess this was my year and I am so psyched to begin the new school year! I'm going to be the Special Ed Resource teacher at a K-5 campus in ELAR. :D
     
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  3. SCTeachInTX

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    Congratulations! That is exciting. You are giving the ones out there still looking hope. Let us know how your first few days go. New teacher orientation should be just around the corner for you! ENJOY!
     
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    What kind of ice cream will you have to celebrate?
     
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    Yay! That is exciting!
     
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    Congrats! It must have been hard not to give up during those years of subbing, so glad it has all worked out for you.
     
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    Congratulations!!
     
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    If she lives in Texas, it's going to be Blue Bell! ;)

    Congratulations!
     
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    C'grats Luv2TeachInTx!
    Have a GREAT year. Remember to stay cool, calm, and collected all the time.:D
    Rebel1
     
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    Congratulations!!! So, did you choose one of the charter offers or the ISD?
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    I LOVE Blue Bell! I'm not sure what I'd do if I lived in another state!
     
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    Congrats and best wishes!
     
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    Congratulations! I am so happy all of your hard work finally paid off! Go celebrate with some Blue Bell!
     
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    Isn't it against Texas law to not eat Blue Bell ice cream? :haha:
    Congrats on the new position!
     
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    Fantastic news.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I'm definitely celebrating with some Blue Bell, haha. It's so hard to believe that it finally happened-I almost feel like I'm living someone else's life. I decided to go with the traditional ISD since the pay was better, it's closer to home and I figured the job security would be too. It's a pretty large district with over 35k students and they offer a ton of professional development opportunities and even have an employee day care that you can pay through payroll deduction.

    That's a great perk since my son is almost 6 months old and I was fretting over where to put him since he's my first and I've never had to look into day cares before. They have a very low child/teacher ratio, will teach him baby sign language, use the high reach curriculum and when he gets a little older they even have a language immersion program in Spanish! And all of their day care teachers are certified too. I am just on cloud nine!
     
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    Wow that sounds perfect. I wish you much luck and success!!! :thumb:
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  22. lbradley1718

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    Wow!! This sounds like a great district! Congrats again!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!!!
    Of course it is not against the law to eat a different type of ice cream, but when you have Blue Bell why would you????
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations!!! It sounds perfect!
     

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