On Tuesday, I’ll start my new job teaching English at the Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. I’ll be teaching all of the 8th grade classes and one of the 10th grade classes of American literature.
When I left The Independent in March, I did so with the intentions of doing some freelance writing and going back to school to pursue my masters degree, although I hadn’t decided on the course of study. But the ultimate goal was to teach. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite a few years now.
But a few weeks after leaving the paper, I got a call from ESA about an English position that was being vacated. It was a great opportunity for me and one I couldn’t pass up. It’s going to throw me into teaching without having to go back for my masters right now, although I still want to get one at some point.
And the other great thing in all of this is that Henry will be in the PreK-3 program at the lower school campus here in Lafayette.