Nicole’s job search begins
Nicole has been here for less than a week, but it’s obvious to me that she is going to enjoy it. She spent her time mailing out applications to various schools this week. Next week she’ll start cold-calling likely prospects and visting nearby schools, and hopefully getting calls from places that want to hire her! She has such amazing letters of recommendation from the people she worked with in Chicago. She worked her ass off for two years and if she definitely deserves a job. It is frustrating because I know that she will be an excellent teacher, but the problem is matching her skills with a school that can benefit. In that respect, her contact Courtney will be a big help. Courtney came from Chicago to Seattle a few years ago and she has been working with the public schools here, so she has a lot of insider knowledge that has been very useful.
We have spent the week enjoying our new time in Seattle. Nicole has spent her days applying and relaxing while I’ve been relishing in my new job. I am working on a new project, and I really enjoy the work I’m doing and the people I’m working with. I’m also trying to get the Alaska photos up. I’ll post them soon!
We have been going out to dinner a lot, and watching movies. Last night we played volleyball and frisbee and then had a barbeque. Today we had lunch with Aquinas in Queen Anne, and tonight we are going to see a midnight showing of The Big Lebowski. Tomorrow Ross is having a barbeque in West Seattle. I’m learning a lot more about Seattle having seen it from Nicole’s eyes, and she is really soaking up this new city. She seems to belong here — it’s really working out great!