Hey, I haven't even mentioned this here.
I am the new sophomore English teacher at Nome-Beltz High School next year.
I put in for the transfer when I found that another teacher was voluntarily leaving because of moving away. Luckily, it all worked out. They hired a married couple to fill the junior high social studies and writing positions and that allowed me to move up to what I do best. High school English and getting them prepared for the sophomore test called the HSGQE that they must pass in order to graduate.
I can do full Shakespeare plays again! I can do novels again! It was so hard to structure a writing class without a major text behind it.
I am so excited!
Now I just have to worry that my PRAXIS scores come within the four week timeframe to make sure my certificate stays up to date. I may actually have to reapply from scratch, dammit.
(That's one thing about being a teacher--there are so many certificate requirements and further education requirements that you have to meet.)