Or, the story behind the Stacks.
First of all, welcome to my readers- old and new! For those of you who found your way to my next adventure from Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder, thanks for making the trek through cyber space. (You may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet over there… but don’t worry, I’ll have plenty of goodies for you here too!)
Why has it been so quiet? I’m not teaching anymore! For awhile I was lost, but now I can be found… in the stacks! It was a very agonizing decision, but in the end it has led to something I love even more- the library science field.
But why, you ask? (Just kidding. No one ever really wonders why. But I’ll tell you anyways).
While it’s true, I didn’t leave because of this:
It may have had a little more to do with this:
And during job interviews, I always play it off like this:
There you have it! In short, the story behind the stacks. It only took a few weeks after I left the field for me to realize I couldn’t give up working with kids and their families. My wonderful hubby suggested I start volunteering at the library and- lo and behold- there’s a whole different profession out there dedicated to doing just that! I absolutely fell in love with the library science field and am now busy pursuing my master’s degree.
What do I love best about my new career? Well, for one thing I get to be an advocate for authentic literacy experiences for children (without having to deal with a bunch of red tape). I work with amazing people and administrators who actually care about that stuff (as opposed to test scores). I get to make a difference in an entire COMMUNITY (not just my classroom). And best of all, I still get to partner with all those amazing teachers out there making a difference, too. Seriously my friends, this is the best of both worlds!
So what will you find in the Stacks? My admittedly ambitious plans cover a lot of ground: things for teachers (duh), families, fashionistas, fanatic bookworms… you name it! Thanks for reading my story and I hope you stick around for more details on my next great adventure!