In another thread, “Trends in Catholic Education”, I mentioned that I had an interview for a job last weekend. Specifically, the job was as head principal of the elementary school for the Cathedral of our diocese.
Needless to say (given the thread title), I was offered that position.
I couldn’t be more pleased. For the last two or three years I have been doing apologetics in our diocese, giving talks and appearing on our diocesan television program, but I’ve been looking for a way to bring that and my career as an educator (public school language arts teacher through this year) together, and this opportunity seemed like a gift from God. I am so excited about the impact that I can have, as God’s tool, working directly with the kids and their families.
My wife is a little bummed out because this will mean moving from the parish where she grew up (and where she hoped our kids would go to school). That part bothers me some, too, but it seems like ultimately the right thing to do.
Keep me in your prayers, along with another poster, KCT, who had an interview today and will hopefully come to this thread to let us know how it went.