June 7, 2011

A BIG Announcement

I cannot believe that I haven't shared this news with you sooner, the days are seriously going by so quickly! It was just twenty-seven days ago that I posted about how grim the teaching job market is looking (you can read that post here), but today I can announce that just sixteen days after I wrote that post a school district about 20 minutes from my home offered me a position teaching 7th grade English-Language Arts. So crazy, right?

I don't talk about my faith often on this blog, and you are more than welcome to skip this portion and scroll down to the cute pictures if you wish, but I do not feel as if I can write about my job offer without mentioning my true feelings about it. In a time where our economy seems to be crumbling, I believe that it truly was an act of God for me to find a teaching job. It breaks my heart that there are so many committed teachers out there who still haven't found a place to work, but it makes me smile to know that the Lord has given me a place to teach. My husband and I believe that God gave me this job because he has a specific purpose for me in this middle school, and I cannot wait to see what he has planned for me.

Now that I've found a job I'm, of course, super excited about decorating my classroom. In fact, I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to classroom are some of my favorite classroom things.

  "Star Student of The Week" Chair. This will be so easy with a cheap buy from Craigslist.

So fun, right? I cannot wait to get started! x

Psst -- This opinion coming from a teacher...all of these things would be fantastic teacher appreciation gifts!


Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Congrats on the job!

PaigeCakesDesign said...

Congratulations! You are going to be such a creative teacher who captures students' interests with art, language, and imagination! :)

Emma G said...

That is happy news indeed! I am also an English teacher and fully understand how difficult times are right now for our profession. I am a high school teacher looking at possibly being moved to a 7th grade I might be hitting up you up for some advice!

Hilary @ My So-Called Home said...

Congratulations on the job, I know how hard it is out there for teachers right now. "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." He has great things in store for you at the new school, enjoy!

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elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Congratulations Carly! Good luck with your new position.

Leah said...

I to ally believe God has blessed you with that job! That is so awesome sweetie and I love these classroom ideas!


Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Huge Congratulations on your job Carly! The children are v lucky to have such a creative teacher - I'm sure you are going to touch their lives in lots of ways
Rachie xo

Katy said...

Congrats on the Job! It is so awesome to experience God working in your life! I became unemployed around Christmas of 2009 - could have been a frustrating time, but found another job 6 weeks later and then another 6 weeks later found out I was pregnant. Because of the job change I was eventually able to work from home with my little man. I know 100% God changed my work situation because of the things that were coming ahead in my life - what a mighty God we serve! (p.s. I've read your blog on and off again and love what you've done with your house!)

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