Going back to school
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Going back to school
Well, after MUCH deliberation, I've decided to apply to go back to get my Intermediate Adminstrator's Certificate (meaning I could be an Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendant....) With everything that has been going on in my life, this really is a huge step. My medical issues seem to be under control (I had two weeks of very scary vertigo, but that seems to have been a virus in my inner ear and not something more serious, my fibromyalgia is being managed well). Also, my oldest son is making lots of progress with all of his issues, and the "baby" is getting older (he'll be 2 1/2 at teh end of the summer). Life is just getting a little easier. LOL! And now here I go making it more complicated! Dh is very supportive. I couldn't do it otherwise. I'm going to do it SLOWLY (one class per semester). I have to take a special ed class first (believe it or not I have never taken one) in order to be accepted, but otherwise I don't have any reason to think I won't be accepted into the program (not being snotty- I've just very qualified for this.) The course will be good for me because of my own son and the many SPED kids I work with at school. I know I will get great recommendations as I've done lots of leadership in the district already. I also feel like I've been in "neutral." (Gear, I mean). I just have been on hold because of my kids. I needed to wait for them to get a little older. My youngest will be in K before I'm ready for a job change, but I think that will be a good time to do it. I really only want to be an Assistant Principal while they are living with us (ie before they go to college), but after that, who knows! I DON'T want to be a Superintendant though. That I'm sure of!
^5! Good for you, Laura. That IS a huge step! I'm glad that you're feeling okay, and things are going well. As far as making life complicated, we only get one...might as well make it as interesting as possible! Good luck with your classes. I'm glad you're taking it slowly.
Good for you
Sounds like a great plan! Good luck.
Great! It will be good to have an Asst. Principal with first hand special ed experience!
Good for you and how wonderful of your dh to be so supportive!!