Today was the kick off of the kids summer program that the schools in our area do. So I took Karlye and Shane this morning around 7:30 so we could meet the teacher and they wanted to eat breakfast at school.

While checking them in, Ms. Poe, the principal at the school asked me if I had to be anywhere after I left them, I said no. She okay is there anyway after you tell the kids goodbye that I can have a word with you in my office. I said of course and took the kids into breakfast.

During this, all kinds of things are racing through my head, the biggest being that there might be an issue with Karlye. That is all I could think about. I mean what else could it be.

So I come back, and have to wait a min because she is speaking to some parents who are bringing their children in.

Then she comes into her office, shuts her door, (great I think). Then she said, okay I dont normally just approach people, but in this case I wanted to. (UmmK) I did my nervous laugh and was okay. She then said, Ms. Cearley (Shanes K teacher), told me that you were in school. I said yes, but I just graduated. She said, are you planning on going on. I said, yes but it will be a year or two until Nick gets in to PreK. She then says, well I have an offer for you. We are in the need of a Instructor Assistant. (fancy for teachers aid) and if you are interested I would love it if you would go to the board of education and fill out an application, copy it, then bring it back to me and we can go from there.


I said, oh I would love to. But I would have to talk to my mother about my youngest son, to see if she can babysit. She said that is fine, I dont want you to feel obligated, but I know you and I think you would make a great teachers aid.


So I talked to Bill after I left. He said go for it, doesnt matter the pay, but that will give you the public school experience that you need. If you mom can watch Nick then go for it.

So I call my mother, she is like yeah I can watch him. I told her I would pay her just like my sister pays her. She was okay with that.

So....I think I am going to do it. I think I am going to go fill out the application and turn it in. I have butterflies in my tummy, this is a great opportunity. The school I am speaking of, is PR-K and Kindergarten. I know pretty much all the teachers because both of my children have went to this school in both Pre-K and Kindergarten. Its a great place, and Ms. Poe is a super lady and all the teachers go on and on about her.

So....its a good day so far. I am excited, I have never been approached by someone about a job. I am normally the annoying person who calls every other day to see if I got it. But this time it didnt.

It makes me feel good.

So if you made it this far thanks! And wish me luck!!

So I went to the Board of Education and filled out the application, copied it and returned it to Ms. Poe. We talked in her office for awhile and I had to sign the paper about a background check. And she said she is starting her interview process next week. There are 3 positions available, all teacher aids. So by the time she calls next week to set up the interview the background test will be back and the only other thing I would have to do is a drug test. They do a hair and urine test. Then we go from there. Hrs are 8-3:30 and my vacations are when the school is on vacation. She does not handle pay, the Board of Education does and its based on education and experience. So I have no clue what the pay is.

So now its a waiting game...I hate waiting :o)

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:34 AM    That's great Amanda....good it part time? Keep us posted on how it goes....wait does this mean we lose you during the day? I don't like this Lucy.....good luck

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:40 AM That is so awesome, Amanda. There is nothing better than an awesome surprise!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:45 AM That is so great Amanda, you will get to do something you enjoy!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM Yay! Congrats, That is awesome~ Im sure you will do great!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:02 AM That is good news!  I'm glad you're getting this opportunity, I think you'll be great at it!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:08 AM That's awesome, Amanda! I bet you're on cloud 9 right now. And you must be something special to be approached and handed a job like this! Yay!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM Yay Amanda! That is awesome.  Congrats girl. I know you'll do great!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:27 AM Sounds pretty ideal! Plus they are still sweet at that age. O.k., most of them :)

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM Woooo-hoooo! Many congrats! That's so awesome!!!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:48 PM Wonderful news!  Best wishes to you!

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