As you know, Girl Ninja flew up for an interview at a private school in the greater Seattle area last week. She spent a solid three hours at the school teaching a kindergarten math lesson, taking a tour, and doing multiple interviews with both the school’s principal and staff members. I’m stoked to report the school liked her so much they made her an offer that same day. SHE GOT A TEACHING CONTRACT!!!!!
It’s pretty funny to think about. The San Diego school district couldn’t get their act together. It took them eight months to finally get a teaching contract drafted for a position she had been in all school year. Super lame. Fortunately we won’t be going through that drama again. Nope, we can breathe easy for the 2011-2012 school year. Booya grandma.
Even though a private school teaching contract pays about 25% less than a public school teaching contract, she is pretty sure her work/life balance will be a bajillion times better. And when it comes down to it, being happy at work is pretty darn important. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t shed a tear over the thought of a 25% pay cut, but that’s just because I’m selfish…haha.
I’m excited to see what she thinks of teaching in a private school. Will she like it more? Will it feel the same? I’m assuming the students’ parents will probably be way more involved, will that be helpful or annoying? Why do people even pay for private school when they live in areas with great public schools?
Thanks Girl Ninja for getting another teaching contract and keeping us a Dual-Income-N0-Kid family for another year, you’re my favorite 🙂