Uplifting News!!

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by UrbanTeachNJ, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. UrbanTeachNJ

    UrbanTeachNJ Rookie

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    Don't Give Up!!! Good News =)

    I joined this forum around this time last year. Like many others that I see here, I was excited, confused, and anxious at the same time. For me, entering the classroom meant leaving the corporate world behind and taking the leap of faith into the classroom. I started with Alternate Route by applying for my CE, but soon changed my mind and went the traditional route. This upcoming fall will be my last semester for my MAT program, and it couldn't come soon enough!

    Anyway, I applied for several positions last year, really late in August/September because my CE had just been issued. I went through the ups and downs of being given two verbal offers that did not come to fruition and also prevented me from applying for more positions during that time.

    My word to the wise would be not to stop applying and interviewing for positions until your contract is signed!!!

    Filled with a restored passion and determined for a fresh start this year, I stared interviewing again this summer. Yet another verbal offer that didn't go anywhere... :eek:hmy:

    BUT I continued interviewing and was offerred TWO positions to teach English in the district that I had been applying to. :woot:
    I am beyond ecstatic having finally signed a contract for the first time in my life as a teacher.

    Now, here comes the butterflies and the uncertainties about how I will perform, what obstacles I will face with my students, what support I will have as a new teacher, etc.

    Yet, even with these feelings of anxiety I am happy above all else. I submitted my resignation for my current position and am ready to start the next chapter of my life.

    I know it's late considering that the beginning of the school year is right around the corner .... but don't give up! When the timing is right, you will have exactly what you desire.

    Please feel to leave any comments are advice for a rookie like myself :2cents: :D :thumb:
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Congrats, UrbanTeach!
     
  4. catnfiddle

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    Success! You earned the heck out of those offers.
     
  5. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!!!! Where in NJ are you? :)
     
  7. UrbanTeachNJ

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    :thanks: so much! It's been a long time coming
     
  8. UrbanTeachNJ

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    Thanks much! Patience and determination certainly go a long way :)
     
  9. UrbanTeachNJ

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    Thank you!!!
     
  10. UrbanTeachNJ

    UrbanTeachNJ Rookie

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    Thanks! You're quote couldn't have said it better. I'm in Newark.
     
  11. RedStripey

    RedStripey Comrade

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    Congrats! I really want to teach in Newark or another urban area :)
     
  12. ajb

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    Congrats, UrbanTeachNJ! That's such great news and really encouraging since I've also been facing a lot of rejection lately... I'm still waiting for that full-time position in the sky, haha. Best of luck to you!
     
  13. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations! :)
     
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    Congrats!
     

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