So, it’s all starting to feel real now.
I was awarded a fellowship from KSTF, which is AMAZING. Their support (both financially and in PD) makes me feel a lot more comfortable. Plus, their fellowship is a five year commitment, so I know I’ll be in the classroom for five years. I knew that before, but it is nice to have confirmation of my goals
Second, I have been placed! I interviewed with HOPE Christian High School a couple of weeks ago, skyped with them this week, and got an offer. I couldn’t be more blessed in terms of placement. The school is 100% dedicated to college preparation and are doing all sorts of movin’ and shakin’ to make it happen for their students! I’ll be teaching geometry, which I much prefer to Algebra I or II. I was shocked to be placed in a Christian school (TFA was great about emphasizing not taking positions at religious schools if you felt uncomfortable), but the school aligns well with my faith and I’m so excited to rely on Christian values for my own guidance, as well as for my students.
In short, it’s been a wonderful week. I feel like TFA is really happening (got assigned pre-institute work, hurrah…kind of). i’m still totally sure I’m going to be in over my head. But that will be okay