HI!! Many of you may already know about this, but if not – here you go! I have been offered a position as a Resource Specialist Teacher at King Chavez Elementary. It is crazy how it all came to be…in a nutshell: back in April, I went to a job fair and submitted a few resumes. After this, I decided not to worry about life after HSE anymore (I tend to be a planner, so you know this was tough!). As time went on, I began to receive calls regarding positions, inquiring about my availability, etc. Nothing really came through. A group of us roommates have decided to move downtown in August, so I decided maybe it’d be best to just sub part-time as I continued work with the church.
Last week, I received two calls leading to interviews. One for a position I didn’t feel very confident about and the other for this Resource position. Friday morning, I went to my first interview and knew immediately this would not be the position for me. At noon, I met downtown at King Chavez headquarters which happens to be a cute, quaint little home. I interviewed with the CEO of the Charter School and the director of Special Education. As the interview progressed, I was offered the position and was ABSOLUTELY THRILLED! This position truly will be utilizing all my experiences:
-UNT basketball (I’ll have the opportunity to have a bball club after school once a week)
-Studying in Spain (98% of the population is hispanic, so I’ll have my Spanish fluent in no time!)
-Teach for America (a lot of the administration and some teachers are TFA alum)
-Gompers (I’ll be starting a Learning Center again at this school to service the entire population, as needed)
-Kelter Center (We’ll be using the same research-based programs I used here for teaching reading)
-Health Convictions (they believe that a healthy body is as important as an educated mind and desire to help kids learn how to lead a healthy and fit life)
-‘Green’ Desires (the school has recently started a garden for fruits and veggies that the students help with)
The school’s mission statement is to “seek excellence in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics from the Foundation of Love”. YES, PLEASE!! Check it out at http://www.kingchavez.net
In addition, it has been on my heart to have where I live, work, and worship to be in the same community. I wanted this in LA and then Becca ended up moving in and she wasn’t feeling Watts 🙂 So, now, I’ll have the opportunity to live downtown, work downtown, and worship downtown. Mellow Yellow is currently at the bike shop getting fixed up because he’s about to get a lot of use riding around town! Praise the Lord, downtown San Diego, here we come!!