Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Well, today was a good day…

Last week I applied for a half keyboarding, half math position at the school my principal at the high school was transferred to.  I sent the official Request For Transfer form in to the district and then emailed the principal letting her know that I would like to interview for the position.  I showed up for the interview, walked in to her office and sat down and she said “Here’s the interview. Do you want the job?”  I said “Yes” and she said “Good, it’s yours.”  Hardest interview EVER.

This is a good thing for a couple of reasons.  I’ve had a few issues with people at the school I’m at now, and one of the things I really liked about the high school was that I was not teaching all math, all day.  I really liked mixing it up a bit.

I told my current principal that I got the job, she has known for a while that I was going to look for something to do with teaching computers, and I told her when I applied for the position.  Plus, she’s retiring and moving to Hawaii anyway, so she congratulated me and wished me the best.

That’s all the details I can give on my public blog, but there’ll be more on my private blog “L’Adunata”.  (I’ve only had it a month or so, so if you are a regular visitor/commenter and want see what I keep out of the public eye because of educational politics, just leave a post with your email and I’ll add you.  I will not publish the post with your email in it.)

6 comments:

The English Teacher said...

As your favorite secretary at my school once said to me about that principal, "She either likes you or she doesn't." Obviously, she's always liked you. And at least you know what you're getting into with her. (Her whole "retirement" thing was a bit of a joke, wasn't it? It only lasted a year.)

Alexia said...

Sounds fantastic - and just exactly the right thing for you. Well done, Max - I'm so happy it worked out for you

Max said...

ET - Yeah, for me working with her has always worked out very well. As for the retirement thing, it probably would have been less than a year, but you have to be gone for at least a little bit before you can start double-dipping.
Alexia - Good to see you around again, it's been a while! Hope everything is going ok for you, and thanks, I think it will work out well for me.

The English Teacher said...

A digression: you'll like my post for today on my book review blog. (It's not a book review, so just trust me and go look.)

http://bookreviewsandenglishnews.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-its-important-to-learn-to-spell.html

Mustang Sally said...

Congratulations Max, sounds like a good fit.

Max said...

Mustang - Yeah, I think it will be. I'm even thinking about staying around there for a while. I've been at 3 different schools in the last 6 years, time to settle down. For a little while at least.