No, this one isn't about politics.
Yesterday, my principal offered me a new job. As she knows, I got my masters in teaching English as a second language, and I'm interested in a related job. She just found out that next year, the district will be adding an ESL program (consisting of 1 whole person) to my school. And she is interested in that person being me.
So, will I take it?
I'm thinking about it.
Cons: My first ESL job being just me...no experienced people to go to (at least in the building) with questions. The unknown. Feeling like a first-year teacher again. Does my need for a change in scenery involve more than a different room in the same building?
Pros: I want, and need, to get out of the classroom for awhile. Now I won't have to go through the application process in another school or district. I already know everyone in the building. If I figure out what I'm doing, it could be kind of cool to set up the whole program.
Obviously, a lot to think about this weekend. I will be in leadership training Tuesday and Wednesday with the head of the district program, so I hope to talk to him about some of my concerns, and ask questions. I told my principal I'd let her know after that, so stay tuned!