Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Uncertain World of Subbing

I suppose it's high time I began a blog. I stalk enough of them on a regular basis, and I love to write, so this only makes sense. Plus, this year I actually have time to add something new to my plate. This year I'm unemployed... well, I suppose I'm technically employed because I'm going to be subbing the year away, but it's not the traditional employment of a certified educator.

You see, this is a brief illustration to help you understand the past four years of my life:
Follow along with my journey:
A: This is the site of Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. This is where, just over 4 years ago (2007), I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

B: I decided I wanted an adventure (and I couldn't find a job in Indiana), so I moved to the Washington, D.C. area and taught at a private school for 3 years. I loved 3rd grade!
C: Then my family moved to California. I was the only one on the East Coast! So, summer of 2010 I packed all of my belongings into a truck and high-tailed in to the San Francisco Bay Area.
I taught 5th grade at a private school for 1 year (I love 5th grade!) and then my family decided to move back to the Midwest (ugh! family!)
D: So, here I am... strangely close to where I first began. I'm in Northwest Indiana, hoping to land a permanent teaching job one day. For now, I'll put in my time and blood, sweat, and tears as a substitute teacher.

Ironically enough, my first sub position is at my previous private school in the DC area. A good friend is having surgery, so off I go! It's at least a 6 week gig, plus I get to be close to my friend during her recovery time. So, you can expect that the first few posts of this blog will encompass the adventures of an educator highly unqualified to teach Spanish and Computer to the little ones. :) Should be entertaining, no?


  1. Good luck! Check out the top of my blog where it says class website. Once there, check out the links to Technology for Students and Technology for Teachers. I'll dig through my stuff and find the Spanish materials I bought and get back to you. I haven't used them in a few years but I got a cd of songs with lesson book that was basic but really helpful!

    Miss B, Busy Bee

  2. Best wishes. Your flexibility is a plus in my book!


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  3. Hi!
    Your blog looks great! I hope you see this comment, since it's on an earlier post. I just couldn't resist commenting here. As a mom of kids about your age, I have to applaud your decision to move along with your family. What an adventure! I'm sure you'll land a position soon because with your experience, you are a perfect candidate. And now you'll have flexibility on your resume!
    I tried to follow your blog, but only the pinterest link shows up, and not the follow gadget. I'll keep trying. Best wishes to you!

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