Thursday, February 12, 2009
I applied to Teach America this morning
What a walk down memory lane! I had to review experiences I hadn't thought about since I was an undergraduate at a junior college. What a blast from the past. I went to Sacramento City College and finished up home studies at the same time because I wanted to play in the orchestra at California State University Sacramento. I did that for three years. It was an amazing experience. The only disadvantage is that I have oddities in my transcripts so when I apply for graduate school it always takes a little bit of explaining. I started taking college courses in 1994 and I did not graduate until 2004. I did earn several certificates, change schools three times, play in orchestra, and change my major. It doesn't seem to matter when I apply for work. However, Teach America is a combination of both. I am not holding my breath, it would be nice if I got the position because it is paid and I would have a paying gig while the economy is working on bouncing back from this most recent downturn. I had been leaning towards a rural school teaching position anyway. One of their locations is Gilroy, CA which would be ideal because it is close. Just a quick pop up the freeway and voila I'm home in Sacramento. So, keep me in your prayers, lets hope I get the job!