Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I FOUND OUT TODAY that I got accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows program. I applied and had my interview back in September, and have been waiting over a month to find out if I got in. Today I got that wonderful e-mail.

For anyone who doesn't know, the New York City Teaching Fellows program is an alternate certification route to teaching for people who do not have certification or teaching experience, and are willing to make a two- to three-year commitment to teaching specific subjects in high-needs school districts in New York City. I am going to be teaching English. I have to take subject-knowledge and certification tests, and then there is a seven-week training program, which starts in June 2006. If all goes well, I will begin teaching the following September.

These words fall flat, and don't begin to convey how excited and happy I am that I got into this program. It's a dream I've had for a long time.

7 comments:

Joan, AKA Panam Woman said...

Hey kathy!

This is FABULOUS news, I am so happy for you and I know they have picked a wonderful person to teach kids. You must be SO excited, I am excited for you. They knew when they met you that you would be an excellent person to have in the classroom. Good work and good luck! I know you are really going to enjoy this.

Take Care

Kathy said...

Thank you, Joan. What a lovely thing to write. I appreciate it. And yeah, I am more excited than I can put into words.

KathyF said...

Congratulations! That is excellent news.

Elayne said...

Yay! Congratulations, Kathy! Maybe by the time you start teaching I'll be working in The City again and we can have a celebratory lunch!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful plan, Elayne. That will be great fun!

Anonymous said...

I understand how a person feels inside when a long sought goal comes to fruition.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

Chief

Katharine said...

Wonderful, Kathy! May teaching bring you much joy.