I applied for another job, an ESL posting that had perfect part-time hours to accompany grad school. The posting did not require certification! Heck, since I was on my way to certification in ESL, I felt like I had a foot in the door already.
At 5:05, the principal called me. Happy! We chatted. It turned out that she needs someone to manage the ESL legislation requirements more than to teach English language learners. I don't know the laws; I am therefore not right for the position. (And anyway, it's not what I really want to do.) Sad.
But, she is keeping me on the list in case they need subs or someone to give the ELLs vocabulary intervention for their academic courses. Happy. -Ish. I took the opportunity to mention that if a sheltered English social studies position opens up, that is my bag.
(I didn't say, "That's my bag". It would be an idiom, the opposite of sheltered language.)
Nothing Is Sacred
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