I am excited to announce that I have just accepted a teaching position at the Sacramento Country Day School. I will be teaching humanities (combo of language arts and social studies) to 5th graders in Sacramento, California.
Last month I flew out to interview – 5 hours! – and explored the extensive campus. The school houses K – 12 with amazing art, science, music and athletic programs. I had the opportunity to teach a 45 minute class to the current 5th graders and it was such a joy. They were full of curiosity, eager to participate, good listeners and thinkers. Really fun. The administration bent over backwards to welcome me and share all the amazing-ness of their school. It felt great and I flew back to Gallup pretty high on the possibilities.
This summer I will be teaching a one week class for the incoming 5th graders: Fast Pass to Fifth Grade and hopefully a class I have designed called Adventures in Writing – focused on how to craft a creative fiction piece.
And it looks like I will have the opportunity to coach the 5th/6th volleyball team this fall – crossing my fingers.
So home to Oregon in three short weeks for the month of June. Then down to Sacramento on July 1st.
Bonus – my nephew, his wife and newborn baby are 30 minutes away in Davis and my oldest sister is 2 hours away in Santa Rosa – Can’t wait to be around family again.
Oh – and I can’t believe I forgot to mention this – but… Sacramento is green, full of trees and sunshine – what could be better?
Have a great May everyone!