Less than a month ago, I was depressed with my Minneapolis job search, never considering school teaching jobs. Now, I’ve been a general music teacher for 208 four to nine year olds in rural central Minnesota for a week. The next nine months will certainly be an adventure; one that I feel very unprepared for in some ways, but that I feel so ready for in other ways. No matter what the outcome, I’m excited for new experiences and lots of learning.
The general music teacher position opened late in the summer at the school in which my mother teaches. When she mentioned to me that the music teacher had resigned, she suggested that I ask the superintendent more about the job. Having no education degrees or classroom experience, I never thought that I would be qualified. Yet, here I am, only two and a half weeks later, filling the position!
Now that I have an adventure, I finally have an excuse to write a blog. But more than sharing my experiences, I’m writing in hopes that my teacher friends will read it and offer their advice and share their own classroom difficulties and triumphs. I have so much to learn!