My, how things change in a blink of an eye!

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  1. swansong1

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    Some of you know that I ended this school year intending to retire and work at Disney. I guess the best laid plans of Mice and men...
    The other day I injured my knee and won't be able to walk much for the next few months. So, Disney will have to wait for a few months. Meanwhile, earlier this year, just for the heck of it, I had sent an application to the district I now live in. Monday I delivered a few resumes to postings that showed up this week. One school called me back while I was still out delivering and I interviewed there for a 4th grade position. A different school (my first choice) called me in this morning for a 4th or 5th grade position. They said they were checking references and making sure all parts of my application were complete and on file. I called my old P and she said she had a call from the new P and would call her back ASAP.
    We'll see what happens...
    I may be coming out of my 2 week retirement!
     
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  3. mopar

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    Oh my! Good luck with the job searching!
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    I'm so sorry about your knee. I know you were looking forward to working at Disney.

    How cool about the other possibility though!
     
  5. Teaching Grace

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    Wow! Talk about God's plan! Good luck!
     
  6. swansong1

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    Update on God's plan...I will now be a 4th grade teacher in an Elementary IB school. So excited!
     
  7. mopar

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    That's amazing! So glad to see you going back into the classroom!
     
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    I'm sorry about your knee, swan, but congrats on the new teaching opportunity!
     
  9. MrsC

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    Ditto!
     
  10. swansong1

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    Do I get to post on the new job thread? :)
     
  11. mopar

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    Yes! Go post!
     
  12. MsMar

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    Oh my! Well you sound excited about the opportunity, and Disney will still be there next year. Congrats!
     
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    :hugs: yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Missy

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    Congrats! Fourth graders are awesome.
     
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    Heartfelt congrats, swan!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    :whistle:Don't mind me... but I was looking forward to the Disney updates.:p
     
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    Congratulations!

    Out of curiosity how can you teach in the same state you retired in? Do you have to stop collecting your retirement? Obviously your highest 5 years will stay the same since you're starting over (if it's like MN).

    I've only ever seen retired teachers sub around here ;0

    But it's good to have a dedicated person like you back!
     
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    In this state they don't consider you retired until you take the first payment from your retirement account, which can't happen until you have been out of the classroom for six months. So, for retirement purposes, I am just changing jobs.

    :whistle: Now the updates on Disney can come from the other side of the fence for a while as we play tourists.
     
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    God must know you are someone that can roll with the punches :) and He must know that you are not finished impacting the lives and education of students!!

    take care of your knee, and enjoy planning for your new job

    Have you taught 4th grade before?
     
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    I have taught 4th grade before for eight years so I feel comfortable jumping right in. I'm looking forward to meeting my new team.
    Thanks for all well wishes!
     
  22. bandnerdtx

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    Congratulations, Swan! It's amazing how our lives change... what we think we "know" one day means nothing the next... :)
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry! You were so excited too. I hope it heals quickly.
     

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