Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Fork in the Road

Retirement didn't last long for me.  Those of you who read my blog may remember that I retired last January after 24 years in the same elementary school.


    What you may not know is that in addition to being a speech-language pathologist, I'm also a certified teacher of the hearing impaired.  When a half-time position as a resource teacher for hearing impaired children popped up in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District, I decided to try for it, altering my plans from hanging out at home, to possibly re-entering the world of IEPs, paychecks, and adorable children.

This change in course meant writing a resume, filling out an application, lining up references, and interviewing for the first time in 25 years.
Nice interview outfit

To make a long story short, I got the job.  As a retiree, working half-time gives me the best of both worlds.  The big perk for you is that I will now have more blog posts and new materials coming!  Working with kids fuels my ideas.

Stay tuned!!!!!  First teacher workday is August 21st!



  1. Congratulations on your retirement! I see that you are an over-achiever!!
    I plan to retire next year as a public school SLP and wonder what path(s)
    I will be taking.

  2. Congratulations on your semi-retirement. SLPs are such over achievers we have to let it go in steps. I did the same thing, retired and ended up working half time covering family leaves. I have to say I really enjoyed still having a foot in the door and the variety of buildings. We are so fortunate to have an occupation that has so many options. Good luck!