Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Someone Pinch Me

Anyone who even remotely knows me will tell you how much I LOVE kindergarten and have dreamed of having my own kindergarten classroom one day. Well, my dream came true faster than even I expected! I had only been subbing for a week when my principal approached me and offered me an interview for a classroom teacher position (and to think, I thought I was in trouble!). Today I went in for the interview and I cried when I listened to the voicemail left on my phone just a few hours after I had interviewed. I was actually at dinner with a few of my colleagues and they forced me to listen to the voicemail at the dinner table. I'm so glad they did!

"Hi Karen, I was calling to let you know that your team at IH was very impressed with your interview today and we are offering you a contract for one year to teach kindergarten at IH."

I think I've listened to the message a thousand times since I left the restaurant. I can't believe everything that has happened in the last two weeks. Everything has fallen into place and I am so grateful and feel so fortunate for this opportunity. Not too many twenty-one year olds can say they've snagged their dream job. I am so proud and honored to be able to say that I have. The only downside is that I will be leaving my 5th/6th graders who I have really bonded with in the last week. Luckily, I am at the same school and I plan on letting them know that in no way am I abandoning them, but that this is a life-long goal I have worked for ever since I was six years old. I know they will understand and I plan on keeping my new classroom open for tutoring after school so that I can still support them.

P.S. I just got off the phone with my parents and they told me they're doing the whole shake-and-pop-open-the-champagne-bottle in the backyard of our home right now in Los Angeles, HAHA. What a beautiful day. I couldn't be happier. Work hard and never give up! Dreams really do come true. Good night friends!


  1. So proud of you! - gp <2

  2. Take care of our babys karen lol.

    Robert Hernandez

  3. Congrats again Karen! I am so happy for you and can't wait to work with you!