Friday, May 27, 2011

My Baby Chicks are Leaving the Nest

Yesterday was graduation . . . such an emotional day for everyone 'round these parts.  The tears started for me at our annual "Move Up" assembly (where the juniors become seniors, etc.).  I actually made it through the graduation ceremony okay, thanks to a hilarious coworker who made me giggle through the whole thing.  Here are some pics:

me and my sweet former student, RR

 excited lil FH!

I can hardly talk about this . . .
I've taught EM for 3 years and he has come so far.
I am so proud.  And teary-eyed! 

I love this pic of my girl, D.  I'm gonna miss her something fierce.

  post-graduation celebration in front of the school


What a day!  And to top everything off . . . as I was driving home yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my boss with some exciting news: we magically got the funding for the 2011-2012 school year, which means that I have a job (!!!) and Balboa's kids with incarcerated family members will still have this program to support them.  Yay for justice!  And happy Friday to all of you. :)

20 comments:

Down and Out Chic said...

wahoo, that's such great news claire! very happy to hear it.

Meredith said...

So awesome!! This post made me so happy, especially considering that I just found out (99% sure, pending passing the Praxis and such) that I'm going to be teaching next year!

And I'm so happy that you're keeping your job. Clearly you're amazing at it, and it would be such a shame for them to lose you because of funding!

Gabby said...

Great news! I love reading about your career - it's really inspiring!

Have a wonderful weekend, ladylove.

miss katie said...

YAY!

drollgirl said...

well RIGHT F*CKING ON!!!! so glad you still have the job! that must be such a relief! get out there and celebrate! no more tears! not today! well, only if they are tears of joy! :)

Angela said...

Yay! Everything should have a "like" button. Since it doesn't, I am so happy to hear you get to keep your job. It is great news, and it is wonderful that you know now rather than spending your summer in turmoil.

this free bird said...

Claire that's SO AWESOME ABOUT YOUR JOB!! HOLLAR ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF WOMAN!!!

You're a rad teacher beyond teacher gf and I'm so happy for you. Woop it up this weekend!!

xoxo,
Carrie

passport in my pocket said...

so excited about your job!!!! have a wonderful weekend celebrating :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you!! Sending you an email now :)

P.S. Love the pics of all of your students. You're truly a great teacher and they are lucky to get ya next year!

denise* paper angels said...

that's such great news :) i love your blog! btw im gonna be a teacher soon too :) x

Micaela said...

awww i bet it was such a touching, exciting, and bittersweet day made even better with that phone call! HURRAY!!!! <3

i loved looking at all your baby chicks and i just can't imagine the difference and impact you've made in their life.

(i want your heels! and i can totally tell the Shred is doing you well! gorgeous!)

xoxo LOVE YOU! i'm going to see you sooooooon! ahhhh!!!!

heather said...

oh my god!!! claire!!! i want to help you celebrate this! OMG I'm so excited for you. and RELIEVED! i bet you are too. i have so many questions!!!!

Faiza said...

yay for justice indeed! what a perfect perfect perfect day! am so proud of how proud you are of your chicks!

kimbirdy said...

that's so awesome you got to be there for them! you work so hard to make a difference and root for them with all your heart, so to see them make it to one of life's big accomplishments is so special.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

What a wonderful post. This totally made me smile, and when I got to the end and read that you've got your job back for next year... YAY! I must confess I squealed and did a little clap of joy for you. What great news!

Holly said...

how rewarding! i loved chatting with you yesterday about your jobs, so so interesting and amazing what you do everyday! :)

bananas. said...

i was starting to get all teary eyed going through this post until i got to the happy ending and GREAT news! yay!!! so SO happy for you!!!

undomestic chica said...

So happy to hear about you job. I'm so glad that weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

Amanda said...

First of all--happy graduation day for your students. What an accomplishment for you and for them.

And YAY for the funding! What great news!

Summer Athena said...

proud of you too. you handled yourself very well and looked beautiful in the process.