June 12, 2015


Remember that one job I didn't get and how I asked for some interview advice where I had to teach a lesson at an interview elsewhere?


Ya'll! You're looking at the new 8th grade ELA teacher!

I am SOOOO relieved I can't even tell you. What a weight off my shoulders! I haven't had my own full-time classroom in this state since 2009-2010. I DESERVE THIS, damn it!

The only downside to this job is that it's SUPER far away, so we're talking about moving options now. We're not sure if it's best to break our lease early to avoid a 2 hour commute or suck it up until January. Either way, I'm sad to leave this house and location that I love and neighbors that I adore...

... BUT I HAVE A JOB!!!!!

Huge shout out to all those who gave me lesson advice. Specifically, thank you to Lisa who made me re-think my topic and Michelle for helping me pick the perfect poem to use for our guided practice!

Excuse me while I go do my happy dance again!


  1. Congratulations! This is great news!!

  2. So awesome! I'm so happy for you! 🎉🎉

  3. Yaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!!!!! So incredibly excited and happy for you! You DO so deserve this! Congrats girl!

    Learning to be awesome

  4. Oh my goodness, this is amazing news. Congratulations! I do not envy that two hour drive, but it will be so wonderful to have your own classroom, you definitely deserve this!


  5. I've been doing a happy dance for you since I found out you got the job. I even slid around in my OITNB slippers for you!!!!!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. CONGRATS!! I know it's been rough :)

    Good luck with deciding about the move or the commute. Invest in audio books ;)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  7. Congratulations! This is great news! I teach High School English and love it!