Sunday, October 4, 2009

My new Job


Wow its been a long time since I have posted, but I do have a good excuse this time. I decided to work full time this year and got a job as a special education teacher. I want to start off by saying, no we are not in financial trouble, and no I didn't "have" to go back to work. I chose to. I wanted to. Many people find that odd, but I guess I'm not your typical stay at home mom that loves to stay in my PJs all day playing with my two year old. I pretty much go stir crazy. I love my child and I love being a mom and playing with and teaching her, but I also love to work. I have to admit substitute teaching was the best. It was flexible I could work when I wanted to and not work when I didn't feel like it. However I get paid 4 times better working full time, and I still get every holiday off, 3 months in the summer...and I only work from 8-3. Arch said if you think about it, teaching is like the best job ever, you only work 7 hours a day, get huge holiday breaks and the entire summer off, plus monthly no school days, if you calculate it its like getting paid 25 bucks an hour...not bad. Obviously teaching isn't the best most highest paying job there is, but I get to use my education and it works out great for us.
Anyway, I felt like right now is the perfect time, if there was ever a time, to go back to work. Zaylie is 2 1/2 so she is old enough to handle being with out me for a few hours, we don't have a baby coming in the near future, so why not make some extra money to finish our basement. Zaylie goes to a friend in my wards house who watches a few kids at home, and Zaylie really likes it. She even takes naps there just fine, so by the time I pick her up at 3:00 she has already taken her nap and I get the rest of the day to hang out with her.
The school I work at houses a district wide autism program, so those children who have autism severe enough that it adversely affects their learning so much that they need extra resources, come to me. So I'm not the regular special education teacher for the school, I'm the special education teacher for the autism program. Its been really fun, really stressful, and a lot of work, and I am actually enjoying it for the most part. So thats what we have been up to for the past couple of months, so don't judge me for not posting :)

12 comments:

Dawn Snarr said...

Wow, good for you!!! I love that you are a superwoman like that. ;-) I'm amazed that you can keep up! But I'm with you about working...I get the same way. It's so fulfilling for me. I don't know what I'll do when I have to stop working someday! My mom is also a special education teacher and she absolutely loves it. I hope you take some pics for us so we can see your class! Love ya!

Landon and Dana said...

good for you Shantay. I bet you are great at it. By the way... i am totally jealous that you and ash get to hang out! I think she is stealing all my friends and sisters. :) Hope you are doing great and your house is gorgeous by the way

Averi said...

CONGRATS AGAIN!!! I am so happy for you! I'm sure you are the BEST teacher ever :)
I too, love working. I guess that's a good thing since I have pretty much worked the last 5 or 6 years since I graduated from college. But it really can be fulfilling. I've always said even when I do get married and have kids, I'm sure I will want to work at least part time. Its something I like doing for myself.
PS I hope I get to see you soon! I want to try and come out in November, so let's hang out and go Christmas shopping!! Hope you liked the card!

Bobbi Lee said...

I think that's great - good for you! Glad things are going well. We miss you guys - keep us in the loop, eh?!?!

Brooke said...

Congrats on the new job. I know what you mean about wanting to go back to work. I am going to go when Jett is a year old and people think I am crazy. I can't wait to see the basement when its finished!

Mauri said...

Congrats on the job! I'm so like you, i don't know if I could handle sitting at home in my pjs all day either. I get bored. What a great time to do it too, Zay is old enough that I'm sure it works out perfect. Who can argue with that schedule & extra mula?! Not me! Glad you are alive & well! It's been awhile!

jsmbbaker said...

That's awesome! I'm going to start school next semester, I think... so it's a change for all! We need to plan a get-together!

Gallant Family said...

YOU'RE ALIVE! So this is why I haven't heard from you, eh? Well, congrats on the job. Are you at Pathways in D91? I agree with you on subbing...it is the best! I love working too and some days I wish Pete and I could trade places. At least I get to do stuff M-Thurs. for work. Teachers work ain't too shabby. Great benefits for the hours and breaks, I do agree! I have a nephew with Autism and I think it's great that they have a classroom just for them.
Let me know if there's anything I can do for you guys!

ExpressYourself said...

Awesome! Good for you. <3

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Audrey and Geoffery said...

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