As per my May 9th entry, I distinctly said that the school in the Palisades could kiss my booty. Well. Fast forward to yesterday. I had a vm from Anastasia, my connection @ the school. I had an email from her in my inbox. When I arrived at work yesterday afternoon, there was a message there telling me to call her asap. I called her after I got all my chores done but didn't hear back from her. I called her again once I got out of work and she called me back when I got home. Are you sitting down? lol. ;) She was calling with another offer. She wanted me to know that she wasn't going to give up until I was working at her school. Here's the new offer: I would have the title of co-teacher and they were willing to give me my bottom line!!!!!!!! I immediately wanted to just say yes but knew I should wait. I told her that I wanted to just tell her yes right then and there but thought that I should think it over a bit. I'd be in the Kindergarten classroom with the awesome Kindergarten teacher that 'interviewed' me (we ended up trading ideas back and forth!) and I would sincerely be a co-teacher, I'd be responsible for teaching certain things, etc. Anastasia also mentioned that she knew that next year, there would be an opening in 2nd grade and she wants me there now, learning the ropes so that I could take that position. Anastasia has seriously been my guardian angel through all of this. She told me she kept pushing so hard for this because she believes in my teaching. It felt good to hear that particularly from Anastasia because she was an outstanding teacher. She also said that I would learn so much from the teacher I'd be working with because she is by far, the best teacher at that school and she really knows the school's philosophy.
I told her I'd get back to her the latest today because I wanted to run it by my fiance first (even though he'd say whatever I decided would be fine with him--as long as I was happy with my decision). He didn't get home til midnight last night (I even tried calling him! His phone had gone dead!!). When he got home, I told him my news, and he was grinning from ear to ear. Obviously he thought it was a good idea to take the job too. :) I called Anastasia at 7:30 this morning (!!!) to tell her that I would be accepting her offer. Though I had her repeat the offer to me. She was sooooooooooooo excited to hear that we would get to work together again. So now, the executive director is getting my contract together and training begins in the middle of August!!!!!!! I'm so, so excited about this new opportunity! I may have to stop working @ The Kelter Center during the school year though since it's a schlep from the Palisades to where I live in the early evening. I can't wait to start!!!! Thanks to everyone who's stuck by me through all this. You've been so supportive! :)
Oh yeah, before Anastasia and I hung up last night, she mentioned that if I worked there, we could have a knitting group!!!!!!! ;)