A Moment of Hope and Optimism

I just had a call requesting an interview with me for a part time special education aide (with benefits) in the local school district! This would be wonderful on several points:

part time – I don’t know that I’m ready to work full time yet, but I WANT to work!

benefits – even if they aren’f full benefits, anything helps!

I know the district has a special education teacher retiring in a year. This position would give me an opportunity to show the district what I’m capable of and possibly have they interested in considering me for that position. Nothing is ever a given, but I’ve always wanted to have people evaluate my potential by seeing what I can do, rather than through an interview.

This is a local district. I would REALLY like to work in a local district to help support the community I live in.  These are small towns that deserve good educational support.

Please send positive vibes my way for this position!

American River Charter School


Job Interview – GULP!

Youths are taught life skills at the workshop

Youths are taught life skills at the workshop (Photo credit: Development Works Photos)

I’ve been feeling much more stable lately, so I finally decided to apply for some jobs. I had applied for two professional ones – never heard about one and the other declined. I also applied for a job at a chain pet store and chain lumber/ hardware store. I was called for an interview at the lumber store and had the interview today. I almost cancelled because I have reservations about working there. But I didn’t and the interview went well, I think. My husband also suggested that I put in an application at a non-profit facility that works with disabled adults. I did some research on it and got really excited! They strive to discover and bring out the abilities, of their clients, that are somewhat hidden by their disabilities. In addition to working on life skill and helping them find employment in the community, the facility also fosters the artist and musician in them. THIS seems like a job possibility that might utilize my experience and education clear through my masters degree! So, I cleaned up my resume, made copies of three of my letters of recommendation, printed out and signed the job description (per directions) and took them in today. I hate to get too excited, but I’d much rather work at this place than the lumber/hardware store. It would be a chance to help people and maybe make a difference in their lives. Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll get a call from them asking for an interview!

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