Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Standardized Tests, Grad School, and Job Hunting!

In the past 2 months, I have taken 3 tests (Praxis, Praxis 2, and GRE) to get into grad school for the MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) at TECH. I never thought I would finish them let alone pass them. Well, I did!!! I am beyond thrilled that I am finished with these and on my way to be a Bulldog once again.  I received my letter and plan of study stating that I am now enrolled in the MAT program at Tech.  

Yesterday, I began the journey of job hunting!  I am able to be hired in the state of Louisiana if I am enrolled in an "Alt Cert" program.  I went to the Caddo Parish School Board and the Bossier Parish School Boards yesterday to drop off all of the required information for my applications.  This is not your average fill out an application process!  They require so much random information and numerous referrals signed and sent in by different people.  A BIG thanks to Carol, Katie, and Amy for helping me with all of my hiring hoopla!  

Today, Leigh and I went to Keithville Elementary/Middle to speak with the principal about teaching positions.  There is a Home Ec position and a Science position available.  She needs the Science and I need the Home Ec.  The principal was extremely nice and he even took us on a tour of the respective classrooms.  The Home Ec room was really great.  It had about 5 lab stations with a fridge, stove, sink, and microwave at each station.  This would be a dream classroom for me!

Mr. Allen interviewed me for about 20 minutes and told me he would make a decision by this Friday!  He said he would let me know either way!  I am getting pretty excited, but I am also trying not to get my hopes up either.  I guess I will just have to wait and see if this is God's place for me.  


  1. How exciting! My next door neighbor teaches there!

  2. Linds! You are such a smarty! Yay for passing everything and going back to school! I will be praying for you. Home Ec sounds like your thing!

  3. I remember that application process. What a pain! But isn't it such a relief when it's over!?Anthony's mom is good friends with the Allens. I'll mention to Anthony to put in a good word for you! How exciting--

  4. Yay! That's awesome Lindsay. Good luck.

  5. Congratulations & Good Luck!! The Home Ec job sounds great for you! BTW...I love the new blog layout! :)

  6. Good luck friend! I will be praying for you. I cannot believe you had to take all of those tests!


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