Posts Tagged ‘Elementary Education’

Officially Accepted into Grad School!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

I have known for quite a while that I will be starting the M.Ed program CSS offers, but up until today I was only provisionally accepted. I had to wait until my grades were posted for the full acceptance. I’ve also known for a while which classes I’ll be taking this summer and fall, but I couldn’t register for them yet. For a person like me who wants to get a head-start on everything *asap*, this has been making me anxious. This summer I will be taking “Foundations of Literacy” and “Reading in the Content Areas”. I will be working towards my certification in K-12 Reading and these classes will go towards it. I’ve already started buying the books, now I just want to get started!

I Got a Job!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

This is very late news, but I got a job! I will be teaching 1st grade at DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science, starting this August. I was offered this position a few days after I interviewed (this was the school I interviewed at and was an hour late, due to a flat tire). I found out about the position through the Minnesota Education Job Fair and applied for a pre-select interview. I was then offered a second interview and after that… I was offered the job! DaVinci is a charter school in the cities. I feel very fortunate to receive an offer to teach 1st grade, because that wasn’t even originally available! I thought I was applying for 2nd grade. Additionally, my school highly values the arts, so I get to incorporate my love for art into my classroom. There will also be intersession days where I get to focus on teaching an art topic!


Interviews, Interviews, Interviews!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

I didn’t really think about this until I was getting interview offers, but interviews require you to go EVERYWHERE. And I’m realizing I will be doing a lot of travel in the next few weeks. The day of the Capstone Celebration for students teachers, I had an interview closer to the cities. In the morning, I had required seminars for graduating though. So, I went to those seminars, drove to the interview, then got back to Duluth 5 minutes before my Capstone Celebration began! After the celebration, I had to drive BACK to the cities again, this time all the way home. I had an interview in the cities early the next day and didn’t want to make the drive in the morning. In addition to these interviews, I had a FaceTime interview a few months ago for a school in Virginia. I also had to drive to the cities for a day for the MN Ed. Job Fair. Thank God I have a newer car that can afford to put on all these miles. I wonder how people do this job hunt without a car?

Grad School Acceptance!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Everyone guess what! I’ve been accepted into grad school! I got the email today offering my provisional acceptance into the Master’s of Education Program online through St. Scholastica. I am super pumped to begin my adventure as a graduate student (hello multi-tasking, right?). I will be pursuing K-12 Reading Certification as well. I’m so excited to be on my next step of my educational adventure. Things I’m not so excited about? FAFSA and student loans.

Minnesota Education Job Fair

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Today was finally the big job fair! I realized I had forgotten to print general cover letters for the fair, so I ran a little later than expected leaving my house. Nevertheless, I arrived! At first, I was very overwhelmed because I had to park on the 7th floor of a parking ramp. SEVENTH FLOOR. I had thought all the cars were for the job fair. Later I realized, there were a few other groups at the convention center. Thank goodness.