Monday, January 03, 2011

Ch-ch-changes in 2011

Life has taken quite a turn lately!

First...I have finally graduated with a M.S. in Information Sciences.  I'm proud to add this to my M.A. in Education, and I have dubbed them "the twins." 

It's not a great picture, but you can see it's real!  

Next, I made the difficult decision to leave my beloved position at the public library and accepted a position with a local elementary school as their school library media specialist.  The public library has had a lot of drama going on all that I have absolutely no control over, and when the school position came up I decided to apply.  When that job came through, I decided it was time to jump ship.  It was a hard decision and caused a lot of sleepless nights and so many tears!  I'm usually not much of a crier but I bawled a lot making this decision. 

Now that the decision is made, I am super excited about my new position.  It is going to be different in many ways, but the root is the same: to encourage kids and families to fall in love with books and reading! 

I'm looking forward to an exciting 2011! 


Catherine Denton said...

I love my librarians at the public library AND at the schools my kids attend. In my experience librarians are amazing you must be amazing. ;) Good luck with your new position.

ttulizzy said...

Thanks! You are sweet! I don't know if I'm amazing, but I hope to be that one day! :)

Bill said...

Congratulations! I made the move from the classroom (23 years) to the library in my elementary school and now wonder what took me so long! It's a great job, every day is fun and rewarding. Enjoy!

ttulizzy said...

Thanks Bill! I very much enjoy your blog and am hoping to implement the "Grand Discussion" program next school year!