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Education > Dreams Coming into Place

Dreams Coming into Place

So it's been quite a long time since I have written here. Mostly because I have been super busy. December brought on a new opportunity to make additional money, a teaching gig at night at the Community College. I am now professing to approximately 50 students in the greater DC area about Public Speaking, and Introduction to Communication. Shaping the minds and ideas of students at our local community college and making a difference! YES!

In addition to that coming into play, I applied to be a DC Teaching Fellows Site . Over 1000 people apply to be a teacher in this district, and it's growing. One out of every 10 people make and I am happy to report that I have MADE it. Next Fall, I will be an Elementary School teacher in the District of Columbia.

It all started shortly after we adopted Gracie. Her foster mom did something that mattered. She helped dogs, she didn't get paid for it monetarily but the rewards were significant. After meeting her, adopting Gracie and taking a hard look at my career in working for the "man." It has been difficult to continue working for my current employer. I spend a lot of time doing things that are creative and cool, however 95% of them don't see the light of day. So I talked to a friend who went through this fellowship program and I applied.

I start late June working in the institute learning how to "teach" and within a year I am certified. DC has a great program now where they are paying their teachers for performance. If you are rated highly effective under their new system you are eligible for a $5000 - $10000 bonus as a reward. As a professional who has only received a bonus ONCE in her entire 8 year career this motivates me to do a good job. Not only that I will have the opportunity to help improve urban education here in our area.

I will continue to work nights at the Community College and my schedule will improve significantly. No more 2 hour commutes, no more long drives to work. After everything is said and done I will be lucky enough to continue making the same amount of money that I currently make, and only work for 10 months out of the year.

There is of course the possibility that I will be teaching Summer School either at DC or the community college, but it doesn't feel like work. So I would welcome the opportunity to have more time helping people learn and grow their careers and minds!

Happy Thursday Peeps! Hope you are all WELL!

posted on Mar 3, 2011 7:14 AM ()


That's fantastic! Congratulations, Spicy. You are truly inspiring.
comment by sexysadie on Mar 4, 2011 2:14 PM ()
Sweeeeet! I am excited for this new path for you! It is refreshing to be excited about work, isn't it???
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 3, 2011 7:22 AM ()
Yes it is! Thanks for your support!
reply by spicybitch on Mar 3, 2011 7:23 AM ()

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