When I became a stay at home mom, the plan was I would go back to school and get my Masters in education when both the kids were in "big" school. Ultimately, I would like to be a school counselor. I think I would love it and be very good at it.
My degree is in Child Development, and I worked for Dallas County for a few years before moving to Austin and working in the brokerage industry. My job with CCMS was awesome. I loved loved loved it! Unfortunately, if I would of had one kid, I would of qualified for the services I provided. In other words, I made no money.
Well, with the economy the way it is now, it looks I will be returning to the work place a little sooner than planned. At first, I was a little bummed. Now, I am really getting excited about it.
I am going to get my "emergency certification" to start teaching in the fall. Then after a year of teaching, I will start on my Masters. I need to be in the classroom for two years before I can be considered for a counseling position.
We are very fortunate that my salary will go straight to savings and isn't needed to pay bills and such. So, this will just go to our nest egg and will give us the cush we had before the stock market went to hell in a hand basket.
We are also fortunate that the Baptist church has a WONDERFUL full-time Christian school program. A lot of my friends children attend the Baptist school and love it.
I also like the fact a lot of my blogging mommies are working mommas as well and seem to handle it really well. And in fact wouldn't have it any other way.
I have no idea what grade I want to teach, I think Kindergarten. You teachers out there need to give me some tips, some ideas of what age I would prefer, what to expect, etc.
So, this is the new route the Coco train is now on. Hold on tight, we are heading for another crazy adventure!!!!