By Allyson | August 12, 2011
It’s about that time in my graduate education career when I need to start applying to school districts as an employee and no longer as a volunteer or tutor. In addition to juggling my graduate assistantship in undergraduate admissions, taking three grad classes, and working as a hostess on the weekends, I have decided to apply to a few school districts as a substitute teacher.
Though I appreciate my assistantship on campus, it doesn’t satisfy my need for interactions with children. And since I only need to fulfill twenty hours in the admissions office per week, I have decided to squish those hours into only a few days per week so I can leave full days available for substitute teaching.
Having spent ten weeks at Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) earlier in the year, I have decided to apply there. I already have a good handle on the practices of the school, and have already built a good rapport with many of the teachers and staff. I have also decided to apply to Tapestry Charter School. Having just been trained in the Responsive Classroom approach, and having heard that Tapestry believes very strongly in RC, I am confident that the school would be a great fit for me!
As excited as I am to hand in applications and wait anxiously for a call for an interview, I have my reservations. Having not even done a student teaching placement yet, I am nervous about standing in front of a classroom without some sort of supervising teacher around. And yet, my nerves usually get pushed aside by the sheer thrill of taking the next step in my teaching career. I know that in the end I will learn a lot, and becoming a sub will be a great stepping stone in building up my confidence and abilities.
I will keep you all updated on the job search and let you know if I get an interview soon!
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