After deciding that the corporate life doesn't match with my lifestyle, I quickly looked into what needed to happen to become a teacher. It was currently March and I knew I had only a few months to get my game on with getting a license and sending out apps. Luckily, the state that I lived in was pretty darn easy to change careers (let's not judge whether that is a good or bad thing here). Since I had 30+ college credits in business, I was able to receive a "Statement of Eligibility" which allowed me to be hired without an official teacher license. How sweet is that? Cost me just about $150 bucks and done deal!
Once I received my statement, I started applying to a few local high schools in my area. I was actually pumped to have received multiple phone calls for interviews...I was 23 at the time and had zero experience in teaching (I did coach and had worked at local summer camps but that was it). After a few interviews, I seemed to get the popular "You seem great but you lack experience" phone call. Time was flying and it was soon to be August...sooo ya, I thought I was pretty close to being screwed since I had already left my corporate job (I left my job in June so that I could go back to having a fun "college" summer by being a camp counselor).
Luckily, I found one more high school that was looking for a business teacher, so of course I applied and shortly was asked for an interview. I remember walking into the building and thinking how crappy the building looked. The outside looked decent but when you walked in, it was like a time warp. Yuck. A job is a job right? I remember waiting to be interviewed and seeing one of the other candidates leave the interview...some 40ish year old man in a business suit. I totally remember thinking, "Psh, I got that old man beat." Yep, that thought lasted for about 10 minutes. I walked into the interview and distinctly remember being asked a question by one of the deans, to only have the dean go "Mhmm" and look down at her paper...no, she was not writing anything, just staring awkwardly down. Alrightyy then, apparently I suck. I had actually thought that I was providing her with a good response to her question but she was totally not for it. I was asked a few other questions but overall, I left feeling like I bombed it.
Somehow, whether it was out of desperation or maybe I gave a better interview than I thought, but either way - I got the job (yes, I am pretty sure I jumped up and down with excitement after receiving that phone call). I was totally pumped because it was now the first week in August so if I didn't get this job, I was screwed. Now, I was able to relax for the last few weeks of my summer before starting my new career! Ohh yaaa
Friday, January 21, 2011
Yep - you just found yourself on the webpage that explores the wild world of a public school teacher (politically incorrect version). Having a business degree and not an educational degree, well, that might influence my blogs just a bit! Many know that there are some old school methods to public schools and some schools are just all around crappy in some departments. Yes, I said crappy and I pretty much mean it. For the sake of getting in trouble, all my stories will be true experiences with different names as I am a teacher and don't exactly have the money to deal with getting sued. My blogs will be all over the place with topics. As a teacher, I have many different experiences throughout my day...dealing with student, parents, and co-workers. Hope you enjoy my posts...and remember, regardless of what I disclose here, I truly love my job because no matter what, I love my students and think they are all goods kids (yes, even the annoying ones).