All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Thursday, 12 May 2005

Four Little Words

These are the four most exciting words I've written on my site(s) to date:
I've Got The Job!

I received a phone call from the Headmaster this morning to tell me the news. Needless to say, my response to his comments was: "Fantastic!"

The other good news is that the school is happy to start my contract on 30th June, which means that:
a) I qualify to have the Government pay back my student loan - the cut-off date is 30 June and
b) I get paid over the summer.
He said that they had been "very impressed with my performance last Friday", which sent my ego into the stratosphere. Just as a measure of how ecstatic I am, I had a Year 10 class straight afterwards and they were horrible and yet, I'm still having difficulty extracating myself from the ceiling!
This is a truly joyful blog. On Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, I have landed myself a new job, a chance to pay back my student loan and the fact that everyone around me (who cares) is delighted. I too have achieved some independence.
Finally, I got that job because of the lesson I delivered, which Dana effectively created. She deserves all the credit (yet again) for helping me to reach this wonderful result. I just wanted all of you, out there in cyberspace to know that.
Thank you Dana. This one's for you - you are my rock, my inspiration and my Queen. Get ready for the best meal of your life...EVER!!!


Kiki said...

Claude - I am so proud of you. It just goes to show that if you really work hard for something you want, it pays off.

Dana - I want to thank you. CW and I have been friends forever, and I can see how much he adores and is devoted to you. I know this year having Claude in school has been difficult, but you have supprted him all the way. You are a credit to wives all over the world. You deserve a mazel tov as much as he does. What an inspiration you are.

Both of you - go out and celebrate, come home and hug those little girls. You guys are so blessed in all aspects right now. I am bursting with pride.

Yasher Koach. Mazal Tov. What a journey!!!


Just said...

Dear Claude and Dana: Congratulations!!

I agree with Kiki: you went for it, you got it and you deserve it very much. I wish you a wonderful time, a great career.

The most rewarding part of being a teacher is that you - if one like you is dedicated and having just a little of that rare gift that makes someone a real teacher - will change the lives of some of your students in a very positive way. These students will remember you and your school forever and will be most thankful.

Big Cheers from Holland!


The Teacher said...

Thank you for your generous comments. It has been a struggle to get to this point and so the news I received today is all the more sweeter.

I can't over-emphasize how important your friendships and support are to me. Through difficult times, you have all been there for me and, as a result, sharing this occasion news with you makes it so very special.

Thank you so very much Dana, Kiki and Just.

Larrythelamb said...

My mate the teacher.

That has a certain ring to it

Well done and good luck.

Larry the lamb (baaaaaaaaaaaa)