Yes, yes he was. In some ways. To say this summer was not what I expected or planned for it to be would be a mild understatement. I had given up on being anything but a day to day sub....I figured maybe something long term would come up after Christmas.
Wrong. Wrong again. Schools around here started this week. I had heard of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Academy which was opening nearby a few weeks back and had applied for one of their teaching positions; did not hear anything. I figured I would give them one more call, just in case :)
In nothing other than God's standard way of humbling me and reminding me that He has control and knows what is coming, they needed a shot term substitute with a special education degree :) OOO That's me!!!!
So two days later I'm sitting in the director's office and she's saying to me "If you tell me you want this job, it's yours and we'll start paperwork today and get you in here next week. The teacher you are in for is due on September 13th, so we need you here ASAP." Yes, yes I want this job :)
And so, beginning next week I will be going to an Autism Academy and working in a classroom of 9th - 12th grade students. The morning is filled with 5 students and the afternoon I will have 10. To say I am excited is again an understatement. I am so thankful that God had a place for me here. I have spent much of my summer frustrated with the timing of everything.....and then I found out why this week.
My first student teaching placement was a 9th - 12th grade Emotional Support classroom....I loved it. I am so excited to go back to school next week.
If any of you have suggestions for teaching in a high school autistic support room, I'd love to hear them!
Happy Thursday :)