Thursday, February 17, 2011

Super Duper News--Non-book related (well, kind of)!

I know I only have a few followers, but I had to share my awesome news! I live in NW Pennsylvania, and I have my Masters in Middle and Secondary English Education, so I'm certified to teach English 7-12. The town I'm from is in a recession, like most of the United States, so I've had trouble even getting interviews for a teaching position, let along a job! My sister lives in Phoenix, so I decided to put my resume out there and see what happened. I ended up being contacted by the principal of a K-8 school in Buckeye, AZ. Finally I was able to get time to come out there, and so here I sit in my sister's living room in Phoenix. I had an interview at the school this morning, and within 3 hours of leaving the school they called and offered me the job!! I am terrified of moving, but so excited to be teaching what I love, Language Arts. I am going in tomorrow to see my letter of intent, and I'm probably going to take it to my sister to look over, because she's a paralegal. The principal and the two other people who interviewed me loved me, and thought I'd be an amazing fit for their school. The town is beautiful, and well, the weather kicks ass here as compared to PA! I'm 99% sure I'm going to take the job! Finally, benefits and a salary, yay!
A friend of mine, who I graduated high school with, lives in Phoenix as well, so I'll know a couple of people out here. She's picking me up tonight to take me to dinner to celebrate!
I will be writing a couple of reviews coming up soon, hopefully tomorrow. I suppose that since I'm on vacation I should catch up on some of the books I've been wanting to write about! I'll be doing reviews on The Queen's Pawn by Christy English, Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, and Hugh and Bess by Susan Higgin Botham in the next couple of days!
I look forward to sitting down, and writing about those three books, because I absolutely adored all three of them!


  1. Congratulations on the job - that is so exciting!! A few years ago I picked up and moved halfway across the country after living for 40 years in the same general area. It's a little scary, but fun and exciting at the same time!! Best of luck and happy packing!

  2. Oh my goodness, congratulations! That's fantastic news! I live in MD and always have so I can't imagine moving so far away for a job - I wouldn't know where to start or what to do - so it's great that your sister and friend are out there! Good luck!

  3. Hi Kimberly, nice to meet you through Goodreads and congratulations on your job offer!

  4. Congrats - that's pretty exciting. Good luck with the move, I'm sure Phoenix will feel like home in no time.