Suriving and Thriving in Chicago

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
May 19 2014

Where I might go visit Chicago again!

Okay it’s not definite so that’s why it’s the might, but I’m like 90% sure I’ll be there.  Whoo!  I’m heading up from Arkansas and I’ll stop there (kinda) on the way back to Ohio.  I’ll be doing anywhere from zero to three interviews and counting lol.  I’m going to be there for maybe a day and a half.  I was initially just planning on attending an interview day (if invited which still may not even happen hence the zero).  But I received an invite for a second interview, in-person, with a school I was previously talking too.  Then just a couple hours ago another school contacted me to see if I would be available.  This is a traditional school on the South Side so it’d be my first interview with a traditional, non-charter.  It’s also an elementary school which is slightly intimidating, but the more I think about it, I think I’d be just fine in it.

I’m glad schools are getting interested in my resume and stuff.  Hopefully this will continue to happen!  I did some interview prep work with a TFA staff member last week to go over some things.  I’ve been on about ten interviews already without an offer so I just want to make sure that I’m doing everything right or at least as right as I can get it.  He told me that a little over a third of the corps has been placed so far so it’s good to know that I’m in good company.

I turned in some pre-work last week for the summer training.  They assign us a bunch of readings and reflections that we have to do.  It wasn’t too bad and most of the readings were pretty interesting.  They are also bombarding us with other work and tasks to do before.  It’s a bit overwhelming, but it’s all necessary so I just have to keep organized and go with the flow.

On a quick side-note, I’m not really digging the teachforus website that this is hosted on.  I’m looking into switching over to blogspot or something like that.  I’ll write it down here just to be sure.  For all like three people reading this haha.  Actually I have no clue how many are reading this so who knows how many there are.  I do like to see how many are reading and blogspot lets me do that.  Just keep your eyes out for it!

Until next time.

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