Just a quickie blog post, but one I am excited to write: I have accepted a new position for the upcoming school year. In what will be a significant (but very welcome) professional change for me, I will be working with students in grades 4-6 as a school psychologist; as many of you know, my primary professional experience up to now has been at the high school level.
I am very excited about this new opportunity for many reasons, not the least of which is the move from the secondary to intermediate level. While I liked working in high schools over the last eleven years, working with younger students has been on my mind for a few years now, and I’m thrilled to be able to realize that goal this coming September.
I’m very much looking forward to a new set of professional challenges and rewards. Between starting two new jobs (I’m also teaching my first graduate class this summer, in a teacher certification program) and a doctoral program, the next few months are going to be ones of great change and, as far as my growth and efficacy as an educator is concerned, great opportunities for learning and reflection.