I am so excited about getting a job at Arkansas Baptist in the fall! I will be teaching pre-k again which is actually a relief considering that is the only thing I know right now! I also actually really enjoy teaching that age so I am pretty excited. It has been crazy the way everything has worked out. A few years ago when I decided to go back to school I did it with the intention of finding a job in a private school to enable our kids to go there. However, at the time I was at UALR and the only thing they offered was a degree in teaching grades 7-12. I spent a semester in this program and realized I didn't really enjoy kids who looked older than me and scared me. So....I decided to keep working for James and wait until Addy was a little older to figure it out. Well, last year I found the program at UCA and figured out I could get my masters in teaching p-4. I have loved this program and am so glad I switched. When I started looking for jobs I still had private school in the back of my mind but also wanted to look at public because private schools don't have a whole lot of turnover and I thought I should keep my options open.
I had a couple of great connections at the public schools around here but just never felt great about it. I ended up interviewing at Arkansas Baptist and fell in love with the school. It was a great interview and I was praying I would get the job. Plus, I knew the environment would be GREAT for Trey.
So....it's so amazing how it has all worked out. J.O. and I know without a doubt that next year I am where God wants me to be and I guess we will see what happens along the way!!