Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giveaway Winner & a New Job!

Yep, that says NEW JOB in the title.  After 22 years of teaching kids, I decided to step out of the classroom and embark on a brand new adventure.  I'm a new Literacy Coach in my district.  I'm SOOO excited that I will be spreading my wings a little bit and have the privilege of working with teachers, as well as some students.  I will give you the play by play, though, as I stepped into my classroom for the first time after being hired.  I looked at all my MONKEY STUFF everywhere and just started bawling like a baby!  At first I thought it was because I didn't even know where to begin trying to pack up 22 years of teaching, but it quickly became evident that it was the thought of NOT being in my classroom with my other little monkeys that really hit hard.  I picked myself up off the floor and began stuffing boxes full of memories.  It took awhile, but after packing my last monkey, I finally found myself excited about my new job, especially when I learned that I'd get to STAY in the same school.  I work with some amazing people and count my blessings each day that I get to work with such professionals.  Besides, I'm thinking my new office space will look cute with a few monkeys!  

THE WINNER, THE WINNER!  We have a winner in my 500+ follower giveaway!  CONGRATULATIONS to: Jennifer Knopf       
She's got some serious shopping to do!  :-)  Have fun, Jennifer!  

THANK YOU ALL for entering, sharing about your summer, and HANGING with me this long!  

Bananas for change that is sometimes a good thing,


Vera said...

Congrats to you! Change is soooo hard but sooo good sometimes! I wish you the best!

A BLT adventure

Lori Rosenberg said...

Woo-Hoo! Way to go Jennifer! And, to you, Michelle, good luck on your new adventure. I'm sure you'll love it!

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

Lisa R. said...

Congratulations on your new position! I know that you will be fantastic at it & I look forward to following along with your journey!
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Michelle said...

Thank you all so much! Change IS difficult, but like anything else, it just takes time, huh? You all are so sweet and encouraging and I'm thankful for your kind words!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your new position! I'm sure you will be an awesome Literacy Coach. I worked as a coach for a few years and grew so much. I know you will too!
Best wishes,
One Happy Teacher

A Teacher Without a Class said...

Congratulations on your new position. Literacy coaches are the truly one of the bests supports a teacher can have!

Kristi said...

Congratulations on your new position. The teachers at your school and in your district are blessed to have such a creative, talented person to help guide them. You will be impacting so many more lives than you could ever imagine. God Bless!

Learning's a Hoot

Lori @ Life in Room 24 said...

Best of luck on your new position as a Literacy Coach. I spent two years out of the classroom doing the same thing and LOVED it. I'll be back to visit as I'd love to read about your experiences as a coach.

Your newest follower.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new job!! How exciting!!! I am your newest follower and love your blog! Especially the monkey theme!

Maybe when you get a chance you can pass by my page!

Teachers Give a Hoot

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