Jeez, it sure has been a while since I last posted! What can I say…busy times around the Kat household these days. First I was miserably sick, and now the kids and my husband are down with bronchitis. Holy man, my kids have missed, like, four days of school in the last few weeks because they just couldn’t shake this bug, and now it’s morphed into bronchitis. Well whoopdeedoo.
- they pay better (a LOT better),
- the benefits rock,
- the pension is excellent,
- funding, technology and resources are (usually) more ample (certainly in the case of my school they are),
- professional development opportunities are far better
This new job, unlike my current mat leave assignment, is a regular position, which means that although I have a probationary contract, it’s not a temporary contract and unless something goes horribly wrong this year, then next year I will have a continuing contract, which is what every teacher is ultimately shooting for, because then the job security factor starts to kick in. Also, the new school is much, much closer to my home, and will cut my commute in half. The day also starts a full hour later than at my current school, which brings the possibility of a reasonable waking hour back into the lives of my daughters. Also: the new job is in elementary (my specialty and preference) and French (my other specialty and love!)