So I learned that as a secondary math teacher, I’m most likely going to be placed in a charter or choice school. Interesting. While I’m hoping this will be a more supportive environment for a new teacher, and I know of many outstanding charter schools, part of me feels dis-loyal to the majority of students that are taught at district public schools. However, for some reason, working at a charter/choice is more comforting than the terrifying abyss that I imagine is Milwaukee Public Schools. Of course, that’s also just my imagination.
I also learned that I will be attending Marquette University and obtaining my M.Ed. (it is so similar to what is required for certification, not taking the extra two classes seems like a waste). However, this is an unexpected expense…to the tune of several thousand dollars per year. I’ve applied for a STEM fellowship that will finance graduate school, but its super prestigious. Oh well. 4 years of undergrad, no loans, and I’ll have to take them out now… :/ Could be worse. What I’m more worried about is the time commitment of classes and TFA professional development on top of trying to be a good first-year teacher. I wasn’t planning on having a social life, but I do really like 7 hours of sleep…
On the bright side, finals week is almost over! Home for two weeks, traveling to Nicaragua for two weeks (YAY!) then one semester until TFA time. Whew!
Merry almost Christmas!