I got unexpected news in the mail today that I am so excited to share!
In July, I took the Praxis II to finish up my teaching certifications. I have been patiently awaiting results and checking online weekly to see my scores. Sadly, they have not been posted any time that I have checked! When I came home from work today, I was surprised to see a giant envelope from the Praxis people. Scores are only posted online, so I assumed it was some sort of advertisement. When I opened the envelope this is what I found....
|My Thoughts: Excellence? In what??|
Then I ripped open the folder and found....
|A letter that was not really sideways, but I can't seem to fix!|
I received a letter and certificate stating that I am in the top 15% of all test takers in previous years. I was so excited that I cried! I have worked so hard to be a good teacher, mentor, and volunteer with the kids in Okinawa and my hard work is recognized. :)
I have been struggling to find an open position to fill here in Okinawa as a teacher. It breaks my heart everyday that the kids go to school and I am not there helping them learn. Seeing this letter brought on a wave of excitement- followed by disappointment. I know I deserve a job teaching, and this proves it! Now if only I could get someone in Okinawa to give me a job doing what I love!