Welcome to my blog:) Since I am so far away from my friends and family, I want to keep you updated on the fun and trials of my new job. Thank you to everyone for your support, encouragement, and the tips/ideas you may offer!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Big News!

It became official yesterday!  I will be moving to a new school!  Two years ago I was hired in a school district in northern Wisconsin, even farther north than Green Bay.  Since my family is from Illinois and my boyfriend is living in Milwaukee, I was quite a distance from everyone, which meant a lot of traveling on weekends.

Well, this year, I applied for jobs like crazy to try to change that, and it worked!  Now I'm moving toward the southern part of Wisconsin.  So now I need to find somewhere to live, but I'm very excited to be closer to friends and family!

On another note, I'm reading A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

Has anyone else read this book?  I'm thinking about posting little blurbs about each chapter, to help me remember what I read about.  Then maybe others can comment on their experiences, thoughts, or how you deal with the topic.


Alana Gilliam said...

I have not personally read the book, but my Dad has and he loves everything Ruby Payne. He used to be a principal at a low income school. Congrats on the new job!

Miss N said...

Congratulations on the new job and the move! You must be very excited!

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kdb1983 said...

Ruby Payne visited my school district this past year for a pd day and she is absolutely awesome! I love all the great points she brings up and I feel like in special education you experience a lot of what shares. Congrats on the new job!

Mrs. Flapper said...

I have read this book a few times, as well as having attended the training twice. I got something different from reading it each time. It is quite a wonderful book. I have worked in low poverty schools and I found it very helpful. I would be interested in reading your postings about what you have read.