My friend Trinity sent me a great article about a new charter school that pays their teachers $125K a year. I went and looked at their school, and its pretty cool. Then I looked at their requirements to get a job, and one thing they had was a portfolio. I've made one before, and it really helped me get a handle on all that I've accomplished and all I've been involved in. Its a great way to organize materials, certificates, plans. I think I will make one. It will help me when I start looking for jobs this spring.
I'm very excited to be looking for jobs. I volunteered in the pre-school on Monday and had a great time. I know, to leave my toddler to go be with other toddlers is silly, but there were 2 other adults there, and I got to scope out the program for next year. It was clean, the teacher was organized and pleasant, and there is a good balance of play, free time, and academics. I think Addie will go there next year.
I have lots of places to apply to around here, and I am excited to start the search process. And if things don't work out, I will look into going for my Masters while I substitute.