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Reflections, Realizations, Revamping

I was reflecting today about my first year teaching -or first 2 semesters I should say- and how I decided to start Lessons With Coffee

I graduated in December of 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education with a STEM certificate and Middle Level Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Studies endorsements.  My goal has ALWAYS been to teach in an elementary school in St. Paul, Minnesota.  How then, did I end up teaching 7th grade math support last year and 6th grade girls math in the 2013-14 school year?
Durring my stint as a student teacher for my middle level endorsements I was contacted by our then principal 3 weeks before I was supposed to be done.  November 21 to be exact.  She informed me that there was extra money in the Title One budget for a math support teacher for 7th grade and would I want to interview for it.  Well of course I did.  Somehow, I ended up with a full time teaching job, 2 days later, before I had finished my undergrad.   I started after Thanksgiving break. In the…