It’s Official Official!

When I began applying for teaching positions, I bookmarked all the employment pages of the school districts I wanted to work for. I admit that I was very particular about this and only 8 districts made my list. Not only was I looking for a job for myself, I also had to consider the boy’s education. I wasn’t about to take just any job.

A biology teaching position was posted at one of the districts on my list on June 16th, and I applied that day. I interviewed on June 19th and the Principal offered me the job on the spot (I later learned that 3 others interviewed for the position the day before). I was introduced to the Superintendent on June 23 and the School Board voted and approved my hire that night. Today, I signed my official contract and received my letter of hire.

What a whirlwind!!!!!!!

I am beyond excited. I will be teaching Biology, Pre-AP Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science. This is a very good school district with a great reputation.

Today, I also received all my keys:


Building Keys! Cabinet Keys! Chemical Closet Keys! Oh My!

I’ve been working on my lesson plans since day one, but now since I have my keys, I CAN DECORATE!!!

Here’s what I’m working with:

Front and Back of my Classroom

Front and Back of my Classroom

Right and Left Sides of my Classroom

Right and Left Sides of my Classroom

My Mom and I are going shopping tomorrow and I can’t wait to transform this room! I have so many ideas, but I need to win the lottery first. Did you know a skeleton of a chicken costs over $400? I already have two human skeletons, so I need some animals. For any future gifts you may want to buy me, a gift certificate to Carolina Biological will be great!

What was your high school biology teacher like? Did they do anything that was really awesome that I need to copy?


  1. Congrats! I know you are a fun teacher!

  2. You will be a wonderful teacher! Congrats!!!

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Congrats on the new job!

  5. I am so proud of you. And, blessed to have you in my life. You will be an amzing teacher, one that people look back on as the teacher that made the difference in their lives.

  6. My biology teacher gave us a code way to talk about Creation. She called it “divine design” and allowed us to use that term if we saw fit.
    She was in cahoots with our previous chemistry teacher, making sure she taught the chemical part of biology in a way that used the foundation we already had from chemistry. I learned to love biochemistry, although it was not really the topic in that class.
    Also, she praised us for thinking. Not just knowing, but being inventive in our own right. She was tough and no-nonsense, but she acknowledged the light bulb when it came on–a real teacher, not just a scientist with nothing else to do.

    Not that you need to copy any of that!

    We just returned from OKC, where there is a bone museum. They have an awesome skeleton of a giraffe, there! You should get you one! Ha!

    Congratulations on achieving your goal. Hope it turns out to be as good as you desired! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Get after it. But don’t sing Fresh Prince of BelAir. It scares the children.Do you need a teaching tutu?

  8. My biology teacher is pretty cool. She enjoys Bernie Sanders memes and pictures of Ted Cruz, which makes learning fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What do you think?