I’ve had a couple of incredibly serious, career-related conversations with Head Cheese over the last week.
One thing he told me that I’m really taking to heart is to not let my love for the district I currently work for hamper my upward progression in my career.
I really to like the district I work for. I’ve worked hard to earn the reputation and the respect that I have from the movers and shakers at Central Office. It’s a small-enough district where “everybody (who’s anybody) knows your name,” and it’s in a community where Hub & I decided to lay down permanent roots. In these days of exorbitant gas prices, it’s nice to have a 5 minute commute and only have to fill up the gas tank twice a month.
I told HC about a couple of job postings Hub & I read that are in a district on the far side of the universe. I am still seven months away from graduation and I was not expecting HC to tell me to “go for it.” He did. I went home the evening of that conversation and attempted to pull up the job postings.
They were already closed.
Flash forward to this past Wednesday night. I was scanning the employment pages of another school district and saw that they have a posting for a Director of Special Education.
My dream job and the very reason I decided to go to grad school!
One of the minimum requirements is that the candidate have their mid-management certification. Again, I’m seven months from graduating, but I thought I’d go ahead and share the post with Hub.
Go for it!
I don’t know why, but I really needed more convincing to move forward on this. I talked to HC about it.
Go for it!
Long story short: I’m going to go for it. It’s an incredible long shot, but what the heck?
All they can say is, “No.”