Well, I heard from Teach For America today. They have not accepted me for the 2008 corps. I must admit that it is disappointing. Teaching is going well for me this year and I was very hopeful that TFA would take me. It would be the most direct and inexpensive way to certification while allowing me to earn income and gain experience at the same time.
Some of you know that I have been wrestling with whether I should try to go into grad school or teach. There is still one more possibility for teaching--a full-time position with Perspectives. I am not terribly optimistic about this, and honestly, it is almost a relief. What I want so much is to be back in the academy. I miss research, reading, discussion, writing. What does the future hold? I have no idea, but I am hopeful. I am also grateful that one door is closed.
Pray for me when you think of it and I'll keep you updated as things unfold.