Apr 27, 2007

I'm now officially a TFA member...

Well, after days of soul searching and endless research, I pulled the trigger: I joined the ranks of the thousands of TFAers before me, hoping to make a difference. NYCTF is a wonderful program, and I feel blessed to have been accepted to both, but TFA just came out on top in a few key categories. I will start "teacher boot camp" on June 24th. Before then, I have to squeeze in lots of pre-boot camp required reading, classroom observations, studying for the LAST and CST exams, taking said exams, flying home for a visit, going away to a much needed retreat into the mountains with my sweetie, and trying not to hyperventilate. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

X said...

Welcome! If you like, send me your email address (I'm unaccountabletalk at gmail dot com) and I'll add you to my blog readers.

Ms. W said...

Hey! I stumbled across your blog and I too will be a new English teacher come September 07. I am not a member of TFA or NYCTF but I am teaching in an inner-city NJ high school and am a New Yorker! Good luck with your preparation--it's going to be an interesting year!

Roxanne said...

Hi, I plan to apply to both NYCTF and TFA. Ideally, I'd like to teach high school English as well. I was just wondering which categories helped you decide that TFA was a better fit. Are you happy with your decision?