(Naturally, I am sporting my Michigan shirt and a horrible attempt at a beard)
'Humbly', I will admit that I was a very good teacher. As my résumé tells future employers, I produced results. As my students will attest (caveat: don't ask all of them =)), I developed an environment that promoted learning and laughing. As my school's administrators confirmed, I am 'highly effective' when it comes to fostering engaging student-centric conversation. Unfortunately, for me, teaching felt more like a job than a passion. While I realize that no job is perfect, maintaining success in the classroom requires passion.
So, as of July 1st, I officially broke free from the shackles of my teaching certificate, which compelled me to perform my duty of educating our youth. Now, I am on job-seeking parole and LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor are accountable for my daily check-ins.
In an effort to focus my job search, to expand my LinkedIn network, and to have an outlet to vent, I will keep an updated blog to document my job-searching progress.
Topics that I hope to explore:
- Logical Alternative Career Choices for Teachers
- Dream Job Disease (I have not yet Googled this to find out if it is something)
- Those Pesky Qualifications
- Obligatory Job Postings - The Battle Against the Internal Candidate
- The Entry Level Blues