Good news minute

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Remember, friends, I’m not in Provo anymore. That means this good news minute has nothing to do with engagements, dating, or exams. It has to do with my …

new job!!

That’s right, I’m now a first grade teacher at Challenger School in Salt Lake City. Technically, I’m not a “teacher” yet, but by the end of the month I will be taking over my class of 27-28 students. The school is pretty rigorous, so I don’t have much (read: any) latitude in decorating my classroom. Campuses are in California, Utah, Nevada, and maybe another state, and they want uniformity for the students. So, if you go to a 1st grade class in California, then transfer to mine, it will look the same. I didn’t become a teacher to decorate, though, so that’s not a big deal to me. 

Why did I become an elementary school teacher?? That’s a good question, and I’m not sure I have the answer. Obviously, I needed a job. And I have experience teaching, albeit at the college level. And I quite enjoy teaching, on a personal level. If I could make the bookoo bucks at any occupation, I would teach college. If I had desired to teach elementary students, I would have majored in that. For whatever reason I’m unsure of, I felt like teaching was the right step for me to take. I surely prayed, fasted, and attended the temple enough that I trust  the Lord helped me find this position. Whatever happens, I feel like I can make a small difference in the lives of these children. I know they will make a difference in mine, if only to train me how to handle young children! I also get the benefit of being able to continue pursuing my hobbies of dancing and traveling. 

The Lord works in mysterious ways. I don’t usually understand the why until long afterwards, if it even comes then. But I do know it is worth it. Now I can focus all my prayers on some unsuspecting young man……. that might take a bit longer than finding a job did!!

1 Comment

Bethany · September 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I love it! I think you will be a fabulous teacher. Good luck with the new school year!

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