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Jun 02 2011

Hired!

I found out last night, shortly after publishing the last entry, that I was hired as an elementary teacher at a school that I’m really excited about. I don’t know very many details just yet, but it’s very exciting to have been placed and hired in my preferred content area. I’m going to keep any…

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May 25 2011

…And I thought I was busy before.

I am down to my last week in the great old state of Texas. It’s a lot of things, most especially bittersweet. I am excited about new opportunities, and a new city and state, but it ‘s hard to leave behind a place that’s been such a formidable backdrop to all of your major life…

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Apr 25 2011

Trying to find a balance.

Since getting into TFA, my life has become anything but simple and easy. I barely had time to submit my commitment confirmation before I was called 8 times by 6 different people about being in the program, moving to New Orleans, and the greatness of the commitment I had just made. And then there were…

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Apr 07 2011

Here we go :)

I’ll keep this first one short and sweet: I am an incoming GNO ’11 CM. I am a Texan, through  & through (Go Rangers!), originally from Dallas, currently living in Austin. I currently work as a Prevention Ed. Instructor, which basically means I try to get 8-14 year olds to make good life decisions. You…

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