Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm A Miner Again

No, I didn't lose 11 years of my life ....

I'm a Bingham Miner

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last year home with Jace and my family. It was awesome not to have to get up and take him to day care every day. I loved being able to eat when I wanted and play when I wanted. I loved watching Jace learn -- currently he is fascinated with his ABCs! But since about the beginning of May I've had this thought in the back of my head that maybe I should go back to work. I pushed it aside because ... I'm a mom. Mom's are "supposed" to stay home ... But the feeling never left. About the end of May I was up late getting ready for a stamping event and I felt like I couldn't pass up this feeling.

I met Joe for lunch the next day and we talked about a lot of things. Moving to a new house, having more kids, doing foster care, and going back to teaching. We decided that I should get the process rolling since the hiring process was WELL under way! We could always back out later if we felt like the decision wasn't right.

Yesterday morning I got a phone call from the VP at Bingham and he said he was interested in interviewing -- would I come in tomorrow. Without me knowing about it, the VP called the principal of my old school and found out a bit about me. After the grueling questions were over, the principal asked if I was serious about this position ... (I thought I was in trouble!) and I said YES!

He told me I came with a very strong recommendation and that he would like to offer me the position. That he was glad he was able to snatch such an awesome hire after the school year was over.

While I'm nervous about what the next few years will bring I feel good about the decision. I know it's going to be hard ... but most likely, Jace will be able to get to a day care in the school so that we can be in the same place. Teachers in the school take top priority. I love the idea of not having to drop him off far away.

There were many reasons that we felt like this was right for our family -- but mostly we just feel like it fell into place and it's where we are supposed to be right now.

I'm a high school teacher! WOW!!


Jess and Jen said...

Congrats...Bingham is such a good school...maybe you'll even have some of your old students! I know my sister will wish she had you! -Jen

Mecqae said...

yay!!!! Congrats! I help with the Marching Band over there, so maybe I will run into you! I hope so :)

Joanie said...

Good for you Jen. You will be an asset to the school and it I think it will take some of the pressure off of you.

Buck & Ashley Higgs said...

Holy cow! I had know idea you were working. Are you going to do full or part-time? Congrats! Keep me updated on games and things and I will go with you! =)

Marissa Maxfield said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and know that you will be so awesome for their program! They are lucky to get you!

Scarlett said...

Wow! I didn't even know you were a teacher? What do you teach? That is awesome. Congrats!