She got a job!

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She got a job!
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:34am

DD22 was offered 2 teaching postions in the same hour today!  She accepted a position in a small charter school in her college town. The other job would have paid better, but the one she took has a unique philosophy, attracts the "quirky" innovative thinkers, and is project based learning.  Perfect for her!  She said the interview "felt like a hug" haha, whatever that means!  When she was discussing the 2 options with us, I told her that at 22 and no debt, this is the time to not think about the salary difference and to think about where she would be happiest.  I think she made a good choice. She'll probably live at home through Oct. to save up money for deposits and furniture, then move out.

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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 8:53am
Awesome! I've been encouraging my ds to consider a local arts charter school for when he finishes (in about 4 years). (the only issue there according to SILs who teach is charters don't provide the stability the public schools do; apparently you can get bumped for no reason, at least here, but we also liked the philosophy)

Sue
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 9:58am

What great news!!!!!  She must be so excited; when does she start? What grade will she be teaching?

Congrats to her! :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 10:53am

Congrats to your dd, that is wonderful news! You must be very relieved that it is settled. Nice that it is close enough that she doesn't have to move immediately. Best of luck to her.

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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 11:36am
She'll teach 2 periods of 8th grade English and 3 periods of 9th grade English (This district has 7-9 at the junior high) The school is a part of a public school district and her contract is coming from the district office. I'm assuming that means the same kinds of security, union backing etc as a regular public school teacher? I guess she'll find out more next week. She's going to go in and get a tour and see her class Monday. They are sending her to training the following Monday and Tuesday. School starts the 22nd. She woke up today and said she didn't know what to do with herself. It was the first day in forever that she didn't have to worrry about going to college classes, planning or teaching at her student teaching job, planning or teaching summer school or job hunting. She decided to stay in her jammies and watch trashy tv!
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:16pm
Congrats to your dd, Sharon! You all must be thrilled!
Pam
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 9:56pm

What good news!  I agree, the job that will make her the happiest is the best.  Congrats to your dd!

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Registered: 10-26-1999
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 3:14am
Oh my gosh, that is fabulous news! And what an ego boost, to be offered 2 professional jobs at the same time, especially in this economy. I agree, it seems she made the right decision. Lucky for her she is debt free! Congrats!

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In reply to: elc11
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 10:26am

Did she go to UCD?

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 11:11am
Yes. She went there for undergrad and for her teaching credential.
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 4:27pm

That's where my ds went for his undergrad which he stretched out to 5 years lol. I loved to visit that town, it looked like a "traditional" college town like in the movies, and I really enjoyed walking the Arboretum path. The only bad thing was the summer heat, but that would also describe a lot of the state! He really liked living there as well--not too small, not too large. He and some of his college friends returned for Picnic Day a couple of times.

Will your dd try to live in town, or in one of the surrounding towns, or in Sacto? How far away do you live?

 

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