The Chapter Closes

It’s been three and a half years since I began teaching at South Central. What a ride! I’ve learned more in these years about adolescents, education, people, and ¬†many novels, poems, and plays than in all my high school and college years put together. Experience teaches so much!

Now, I’m moving on (on Tuesday, actually) to the next place. I’m very excited to meet new people, new students, and face new challenges–one of them being volleyball coaching! I know I’ll learn even more in the coming years.

I’m so thankful for the time that I had here and for the people I met. It’s amazing how short of a time it takes to get attached to people. I will miss these people greatly, and there is no way I can forget them (or forget to visit them once in a while).

Here’s to the next step!! ¬† :)

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Rock It

I don’t know where the expression came from, but throughout the Forensics season, I’ve been telling my kids to “rock it” on their performances. : ) Kind of strange. Yet effective. We actually huddled up before the League Tourney started back in March and said, “Rock It!” We placed 2nd, losing only the the eventual state runner-up. We did the same thing this past weekend at state, and then finished 8th in the state, just one point away from 7th, which would have beat our placing from last year. Our team had a 2nd place Oration, 3rd place and 5th place IDA, 7th place Oration, 9th place IDA, 9th place Duet. With only ten entries (16 is a full team), our kids placed in the top of the tournament! It was a good day. And, it really helps when you get to work with really good kids.

I have an interview five hours away on Thursday morning. I’ve decided to go home on Wednesday night so the drive is only 2 1/2 hours in the morning. It should go well. I must impress them. I really want this job. I guess I’ll have to “rock it!” :)