"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finally celebrating.....

Finally I can celebrate some great new career-wise......I'd forgotten what it was like to have good news that I couldn't share with all that I know.....boy was I getting antsy. =)

In December of last year I applied to two different alternative teacher certification programs - one in Phoenix and one in Indiana. I interviewed for the Phoenix program in January and the IN program in February. Found out quickly that I was not selected for the Phoenix program. Found out the middle of April that I was being offered a spot in the IN program, but could not say anything until the official announcement about who had been selected for the program had been made.

The program in IN is actually a fellowship that will enable me to earn a Master's Degree of Technology in Education as I prepare to teach technology in a high needs rural school in Northern IN. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is the foundation that is the group that has offered me the fellowship. I will be attending Purdue University starting in the Fall 2010 semester for two years (content knowledge development, "how-to teach technology coursework, and student teaching) and then will spend at least 3 yrs teaching in Indiana. But since I hope to not have to make another career change I hope that continues for many more yrs after that. I will be teaching on the secondary level (high school or jr high).

Do not know when I'll be moving to IN because there are still lots of decisions to make and lots of info that I need before doing so.


Gratitudes:
1. For God's perfect provision of all I need in His perfect timing.
2. For the opportunity found in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.
3. For the way that God is already providing for my needs in this next phase of my life.

2 comments:

sophie said...

Congratulations. Along with everthing else, I see some trips to wonderful Shipshewana, Indiana in your future ;-)

GRACE said...

moira, that is wonderful news; i know you told me before, but to "hear" it again really motivates me to respond again and tell you how happy I am for you that your life now has some direction and there is new opportunity on the horizon. God bless you as you make this transition