I’ve been living in Indianapolis for over a month now and I feel like I finally settled in. It took a week or so to unpack and organize, and since then I’ve been learning my way around the area, working on our business Two Are Better, and sleeping in WAY too late. Now that I’ve checked a lot of things off the list and it’s too cold for photo shoots, I need something else to do. Not to mention, a way to pay for our wedding!
So last week, I applied to substitute teach in the local school district (which consists of almost 20 schools), and after a background check, interview, and getting a substitute permit from the state – I’m officially hired! The process went a lot quicker and smoother than I thought and after just being put on the list today, I already have a few jobs lined up. Woohoo! :)
When I had the interview, the retired administrator made an interesting point that subbing is the hardest job out of having your own classroom and student teaching. Students immediately want to take advantage of you when you walk into a classroom of which you aren’t familiar. However, I’ve had experience subbing in my hometown and of course, student teaching, so I feel as prepared as I can be. 5 foot or not, I feel confident that students and I will have a mutual respect.
He did kind of scare me when he said everyone knows an attorney in this part of Indy. A little different than Small Town, Missouri. As they say, cover your butt (CYB) & document, document, document!
Here’s to a new teaching experience outside of my home state! I’ll let you know how it goes as Ms. Merenghi! And who knows, maybe it will lead to a job as a permanent sub, long-term sub, etc.