Interesting job for next year

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  1. swansong1

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    I have been teaching a SPED class in a private school for several years now. The group I have had the longest are graduating to high school this year. I mentioned to the P that I would really miss this group of students and wish that I could keep them another year. To my surprise, the P said that they wanted to pilot a new 9th grade class and weren't sure I would have agreed to teach it. Absolutely I would teach it! So now I am doing my research to get a 9th grade program going. Just wanted to share my happy surprise.
     
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    So is your school just K-8, and they are just adding on a grade 9?
     
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    Yes, at some point in time they want to add a complete high school but it would have to be on other property. We have the space to do a SPED program, and this would benefit the students because there are very few Christian high schools in the area who have self contained classes for special needs students.
     
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    What a fabulous opportunity!
     
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    Thank you, I'm really excited.
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    You are right. There are not any christian private schools with sped around here. I would love to do that.
     
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    I’ve just had a group of students I’ve taught for 2 years graduate middle school (y9). They come back from time to time to tell me about their lives in high school and how they wish I was still their teacher. I feel the same! I wish I had the same opportunity as you! Congratulations!
     
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    As someone teaching SPED to a varied age and ability group of teens, I am so happy that your school realizes there can be real positives by expanding the range of another year. Many schools don't, because the teachers lack K-12 certs. When the strength of the teaching staff allows it, it has obvious merit. Best of luck!
     

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