I’ve mentioned at my old blog, dawnsbrain.com, that the high school I’ve worked at for two years is not having me back next year. This has turned out to be a real blessing. Teaching public high school has become a horrible chore. Sometimes a nightmare.
Since February, when I learned I would not be back, I have worked on getting Blue Lobster off the ground. It’s been three years since I’ve freelanced. It is a far more appealing prospect than another year with students who hate being in school.
I still love teaching though. I have sought a job at the Art Institute nearby for the past month. AI is filled with students who are out of high school and serious about their education. I am now about 90% certain that I will be teaching two classes there (Web design,) starting in July. The Web design program really impressed me, and I’d have a lot of freedom with my curriculum. And I’ll probably need the money, frankly.
An influential teacher there has green-lighted me after meeting with me yesterday. We just need to wait for me to have a formal interview with the academic director in a couple of weeks.
Wish me luck!