Saturday, December 08, 2007

Working on "what I want to do when I grow up"

I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with my life :) once M is in school fulltime and the cost of having three older kids catches up to us, but I took a few steps toward something recently.

I applied for, and received this:It's a substitute license that allows me to substitute in any grade K-12 in any school in Wisconsin for up to 20 consecutive days. I can also take a long-term (over 20 days) position in any of the fields I was previously certified in (Biology, Chemistry, Broadfield Science).

I also have an interview with the personnel director for our current school district on Thursday. If all goes well, I'll fill out all the forms and will get a password to be able to check and self-assign subbing positions. Since G. will have his between-semester break in January, and his semester ends a month before the kids get out in May/June, PLUS his Spring Break never coincides with the kids', I can get a few days in of subbing, I hope. (at least enough to pay for my license application). Maybe I'll love it, and I can do that as my "permanent" job next year or the year after. Maybe I'll hate it, and know that I need to figure something out next year (schooling-wise, so I can start the following year). And maybe I'll decide that being a teacher fulltime wasn't so bad after all! :) Either way, it's a start, right?

Unfortunately, I will make LESS subbing one full day that I would make tutoring for two hours. Is it really worth it? At least I'd be home in the evenings...

Lots to think about.


Rawmilkstar said...


New Mama said...


Too bad about it not paying as well as tutoring. But maybe look at it as an investment in future earning -- you're doing the subbing to see if getting back into teaching is something you want to do.

notreallyhere said...

Cool - congratulations!

I found that subbing was a lot less intense than tutoring, and didn't require any prep work (although maybe with the kids you tutor it's more just helping them with homework - I would plan activities for my kids). But yeah, it doesn't pay as well here either... although I made $125 a day, I think, so it was more than 2 hours tutoring.

suzee said...

Yay you! Just keep your options open and keep exploring. Eventually you'll figure it out! In the meantime, hope you enjoy subbing. :-)

Cindy said...