A New Adventure Begins! (Redeux)

At the end of July, my director informed me that I was being laid-off due to a low enrollment for the fall semester. I would finish working out the month of August, then I would have to either find a new school, or return to the US. My director wrote a letter of recommendation and gave me an email address to contact to help find a new job. I also contacted my recruiter who got me the job at Korea Poly School, to look for open positions beginning in September.

This past week, I was contacted by my recruiter and he told me he found a position open in Ilsan. Ilsan is just outside of Seoul, to the west. The position I interviewed for, and eventually got hired, was at Yeil Christian International School (CIS). I will be the home room teacher for elementary grades three and four students. I will also be teaching middle and high school students literature in the afternoon. I am excited because I have not yet taught high school students. I welcome that challenge!

The issue that I have run into, is that they want me to begin on Thursday this next week. I am still teaching at my current school, Korea Poly School (a private kindergarten) until Wednesday night. AFTER I finish, I need to make it to Ilsan that night to begin teaching the next day at Yeil CIS! Yikes!! Well luckily I went to Ilsan this past Saturday to meet with my new director and move some bags up as well. Moving is not fun, but I have some friends who are willing to help hold things for a while. I am excited to embark on this new adventure, and while I am not a strongly religious person I do come into this school with an open mind, willing to learn from and grow as a person through this experience. Wish me luck!


Filed under Daegu, Education, Elementary Students, English, ESL, High School Students, Ilsan, Korea Poly School, Literature, Middle School Students, Religion, South Korea, Teaching, Yeil Christian International School

6 responses to “A New Adventure Begins! (Redeux)

  1. laiaprincep

    Oh wow, what an adventure!!! Super good luck 😀


  2. Teacher

    How is the school, and the staff members?


    • I went up for a brief visit this past Saturday. I was told there are five new teachers arriving Wednesday night, though I’m not sure whether they are already in Korea or not. The school looked nice from what I could tell. I will find everything out in fuller detail Thursday morning.


  3. gilberthcardenas

    Very exciting! Sounds like another chapter in your teacher journey. And, you’re right – the hardest part is actually transporting all your possessions. You begin thinking, “Do I really have this much stuff?”


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