I thought I would write this blog since school has started already for a lot of kids and teachers already or will start.
I am very lucky that at the moment I get to enjoy two jobs I really enjoy. Radio has always been my passion and up until a few years ago, I was working full time in radio, then I was laid off.
We didn’t want to move, though I was offered a job elsewhere, so I thought I needed to find something new.
The principal at my daughter’s school came up to me and said she knew I was out of a job and since I have my degree, would I consider teaching in the preschool? I have to be honest, teaching was never a thought, but I considered this a sign.
I went back to school and was ready to start my new life as a teacher.
Now, here I am, a few years later, teaching kindergarten for the fourth year and enjoying it.
Ask any teacher, there is nothing like seeing a child read for the very first time and knowing you had a lot to do with it.
A few days after I started teaching, the station that laid me off offered me to come back part time. I saw that as sign as well, and took it.
Now, here I am, years later at KyXy, enjoying my night-shift and working other shifts as well. I have the best of two worlds. I am ready for whatever comes my way, and I couldn’t see my life any other way right now.
My favorite part of all this is when a parent comes up to me and ask me that question: “You wouldn’t happen to work at KyXy?” Or when a parent says their child recognized my voice on the radio, and would say, “that’s my teacher.”
I feel very lucky, and I feel great that I am sharing this with you since the school year has started for me this week.
How do I do it? Lots of coffee, a husband that helps me a lot, and the joy of being a teacher and a DJ.
To all the KyXy teachers out there, have a wonderful school year!
Here are pics of my classroom before and after.