Me! I can’t write a long post right now, but two awesome things happened this week:
1. I found out I’m getting a raise! I was supposed to get one back in July but salaries got frozen. Well, the ice has melted! Starting in February, my salary will now be $50,772. But the best part is, the raise is retroactive! So I’ll be getting the back-pay added to my paychecks between February and July. Hooray!
2. I’ve been chosen to read A.P. tests at the annual A.P. reading in June! I get to take a week off of school, travel to Ohio, and spend a week reading students’ A.P. exam essays! This is a huge professional opportunity. Not only will I have the benefit of actually reading the tests, thereby gaining tons of knowledge to bring back to my students about how exams are scored, I’ll also be able to network with colleagues who teach my same A.P. subject from all over the country. All food, travel, and lodging are paid, and they pay me $1600 for the week!
The only bummer this week is that I didn’t lose any weight 🙁 But I didn’t gain any either, so I’m hoping to have another big loss when I weigh in next week.
Enjoy the long weekend!