Well, I was right HERE. Yep, I can honestly say that I probably spent more of the month of July in that building than in my own house :) I took on a new position for this school year as an Assistant Principal at one of our K-8 schools... it just so happens to be the school right down the street from where we live which is definitely a plus! After working in our school district's main office for the past four years, I am welcoming the opportunity to be back in a school setting. I already have so many funny stories and am truly enjoying the daily interaction with kids again!
The year that I was pregnant with Eli, I held a school administrator position at another K-8 School within the district, and truly enjoyed the position. The part I did not enjoy so much was the time commitment. When I was a teacher I put in a lot of hours, but I was fortunately able to work some of those hours at home... lesson planning, grading, etc. In administration you put in a lot of hours as well, but unfortunately those hours require you to be at school for morning/evening activities and events. So, after Eli was born I decided to put the school admin thing on hold for a few years and fortunately gained a part-time position (which eventually became full-time again) working out of the district office.
This past school year I was really sensing that I wanted to be home more with the kids in the next year, before they start Kindergarten in the fall of 2011. Micah and I started praying for wisdom and that God would open doors for this to happen. Shortly thereafter, a job opportunity presented itself... and I couldn't have designed it any better. The opportunity? Take an Assistant Principal position... but only work part-time. Really?!? So God came through... doors were opened and soon enough the contract was signed. I have the privilege of job-sharing the position with a friend who has a newborn at home and wanted to have more time to spend with her daughter. She has been out on maternity leave since June, so I have been filling in full-time during her absence. But, she comes back next week!! So this is my last full-time week at school and starting next week I'll be down to 3 days! I'm so excited that 4 out of 7 days of the week, I will get to spend at home with my kiddos. They have sure missed their mommy this month, and I have missed them too. Don't worry babes, the end is in sight!! ...and maybe I'll actually have time to blog again too :)