Well, I have one more session of this first class in my master program. When I'm finished, I will be able to seek certification to be a building principal. The funny thing is...I probably never will. I honestly have no real interest in being a principal. I've had multiple people tell me I'd be great at it. However, I LOVE teaching English. I'm not at all ready to give that up.
I found out yesterday I'll get to teach sophomore and junior English. I'm so excited! It means more prep this summer, when I'm already stressed about the college coursework and internship I will be completing. However, I'm incredibly excited about next school year.
I will admit, I've been incredibly stressed about this master program. It's in educational leadership and policy analysis. The coursework will be great even if I never do seek any principal positions. But I'm stressed out. I missed an assignment last week due to some confusion in due dates; thankfully, I was not alone. Getting back into the swing of things is a little slow. Also, if I'd remained at North Callaway, I would have been golden on my internship opportunities. However, changing schools leaves me feeling quite apprehensive. I need to approach people, before they even have an opportunity to see my work and say, "Hey, I'm new here, but I need your help getting me this internship for my program at MU." This has me anxious.
Oh well, change is good, right? All the extra work this summer will pay off during the school year. All this work for my masters will pay off and make me a better teacher leader if nothing else.
So, here we go, one course almost down. Oh, and the next school year is almost here. Anyone who thinks teachers get their summers of is freaking nuts!