Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Ellsworth Update

Sorry ya'll I have been so bad with blogging! I don't have much going on in life except that I never really did update people that Jon didn't get into graduate school. We are going to continue trying next year and hope for the best! We were both disappointed because we were ready to get on with our life. We took the house off the market and now are just going to stay put for a year atleast!

As far as my job next year, that is all up in the air as well! As many of you know many districts in Arizona are cutting HUGE numbers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year teachers. Most of these are excellent teachers with great ideas! Luckily Mesa didn't cut me and I still have a job (cross your fingers for me, cause you never know). The only problem though is that Mesa does this thing called obligs. When schools enrollment goes down they have to move teachers around. Well unfortunately my school is losing one teacher in 1st grade. That means who ever is the least experienced in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade has to be relocated to a school with openings. Again another unfortunate spot for me to be in cause that person happens to be me :( So I have been so emotional since one week I didn't know if I even had a job and now this week I have a job but I have to give up everything I love at my school!

Jon keeps telling me to be thankful that I have a job because things could be a lot worse! I could be those 1500 teachers in Arizona who were laid off!

4 comments:

The Peterson's said...

I understand!! I was planning on moving to California this summer. So I quit here in Mesa. And I have come to find out the district I am trying to get a job in just laied off 900 teachers! Ah!!! So when I called them about a job the lady accually laughed at me. And told me I wont be getting a job next year. So I think Owen and I are splitting up so we can make ends meet.

Fraser's and Co. said...

and teaching is supposed to be the "recession proof" profession. So much for that idea! At least you have a job. My mom is quitting after this year... so if you could stand Roosevelt ... there is a job out there. hehehe.

Ros said...

I wish they could find you a different spot in your school...

Hopefully, you'll end up at another great school... I'm holding my breath for you! And can't wait to see you and your fun scents tonight =)

Chloe and Tyler said...

Are you kidding me? Things are really that bad? Wow Ashlyn that is the worst news...hopefully you'll love your next school too, so sorry.