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March 6th, 2011
10:36 pm

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I've made a couple of decsions...
I've decided not to actively seek another teaching job for the fall, I've decided to get my administrative services credential and I've decided to start posting on livejournal again, duh!

I was a little surprised how easily I came to the first decision. Even before all the current drama (the bad kind, not the class) at school, I was thinking about leaving at the end of the year to allow myself to finish my master's and do my fieldwork, but it was unthinkable to walk away from a job in this economy and I do get paid pretty well. In early January, my boss informed me that he was not renewing my contract for next year. There's a story there, but I'm not going to go into it here, most of you know it anyway. After the initial shock, however, the sense that overcame me the most was relief. I have never felt that I fit in at my current school, I love teaching drama, but that's it, that's all that I had there. The highlight of my year is the advanced drama play (which opens tomorrow night!) and then I sink back into the drudgery of middle school. This is not to say that I will not be teaching in the fall, but i am not actively seeking, if something falls into my lap I will likely take it.

I've been hired as a consultant to teach seminars in classroom management, I go to Sedona, AZ at the end of April for a four day "train the trainer" seminar. It's consulting, as I said, so not a guranteed job thing, I have to do the legwork and find schools and districts to allow me to come do the seminars, but I can travel to other states and travel is reimbursed so that breaks down a lot of walls. The thing that worries me the most is the sales aspect, I've never done well with sales, but I feel like taking a shot. Even though it's not actual employment, this is the thing that is allowing me to feel not quite so desperate.

Second, I have pretty much decided to pursue my administrative services credential after I finish my master's and fieldwork. For those who don't know, this is the credential that allows one to be a principal. I don't necessarily want to be a principal, but a lot of districts are starting to put counselors in admin roles, and so having that credential as well could increase my job prospects. And, hey, I've learned how NOT to be a principal from my last two, so I might not do too bad there either.

Finally, Brent and I have decided to look for jobs in the Bay Area when we are both out of school, which will be in 2012, so a move back north may be pending!! I can dream, can't I? 

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September 27th, 2009
01:09 pm

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parting is such sweet sorrow...
I've pretty much completely moved over to facebook, and from the looks of my friends page so have most of you. If you haven't done it yet, find me over there at thedaveytrain at yahoo dot com or David Whisler.

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July 14th, 2009
01:33 am

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Karma is a bitch and stuff...
video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rna4OXDQME

text:

http://www.wavenewspapers.com/news/local/lynwood-press/50385987.html

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May 19th, 2009
09:04 am

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it's been a while...much has happened...

in the almost three months since I posted last I: got fired (as of the end of June), went on tons of interviews, applied to grad school, found another job (woohoo), went on another cruise (it was rad), and my boss is being investigated by the special victim's unit! the last one is the only one I have more info on right now, it's a great read, VERY informative.

http://www.wavenewspapers.com/news/local/lynwood-press/44951032.html

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February 27th, 2009
10:10 am

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is it just me...
or does this seem racist to anyone else? 

Good morning everybody,
This is your BLACK HISTORY MENU from the cafeteria,
Fried chicken, Macaroni and cheese, string beans, black eye peas, mash potatoes, corn bread, and apple pie. All this DELICIOUS food for only $7.00

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February 23rd, 2009
08:12 am

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my kid is okay...

the student I mentioned in this post a few weeks ago came back to school last week and seems fine. apparently it was meningitis, but it was an odd strain that the docs didn't recognize right away, he said the meds almost shut his kidneys down before they realized it. he seems to be in really good spirits, and his speech has improved greatly since I saw him in the hospital. it was good to see him back with his friends and being the goofy kid that I know and love.

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February 18th, 2009
08:48 am

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ATL peeps...
I'll be home April 10th-15th. I'll most likely spend the Saturday, April 11th, in the city and the rest close to home. It's a short trip so book your time with me now!

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February 10th, 2009
11:43 am

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some recent photos...
I posted some recent photos of the house and stuff... http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedaveytrain

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February 8th, 2009
08:00 pm

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ok, fine, uncle...
I updated my long-dormant facebook page...so, um go find me!

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February 6th, 2009
09:52 am

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this sucks...
one of my kids is in the hospital. he's not technically mine anymore, I had him in 10th & 11th and now he's a senior, but he's still one that I am closer to. he felt sick Monday before last and took some Benedryl and laid down to take a nap, when he woke up his speech was slurred and he was vomiting. I guess this got worse as the week wore on and they took him to the hospital Friday. they've run all kinds of tests and ruled out stroke, meningitis and herpes, he has to wait for 10 or 11 more days for more tests to come back but at this point they don't know what is wrong with him. this just sucks, he's only 17 and he's one of those funny smart-ass kids who is always cutting up and stuff, it was really difficult to see him in there, his speech is getting better, I could barely understand him on the phone Wednesday but last night it was easier, I just hope he's better and out of there soon.

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