Friday, July 24, 2009

Small town teachers

I spent the other day with my middle daughter who got the English teaching job in a small town. She and I drove up to see her classroom and meet the people she will be working with. They are all so wonderful. The school has teacher housing, so my daughter will be living in a two bedroom apartment with her husband and daughter, for $200 a month.....can't beat that!! My daughter said at that rate they will be able to set aside money to buy a house in the near future.

My granddaugther will be starting kindergarten and will get out a bit before my daughter finishes teaching. The principal told my daughter that my granddaughter can come to her classroom and stay with her until she is done teaching.......there's something to be said for small towns........they don't have all the rules of the larger towns!!

They are all excited to get moved and start school and I am excited for them. My daughter is beginning her career and doing exactly what she set out to do. She wanted to be a teacher in a small town just like where she grew up. I thank all of the great teachers in her life who were such a good influence on her.


  1. There is a lot to be said for small towns! I'm happy for her.

  2. Congratulations to your daughter. It is so nice when things work out well. As parents we always worry. That is great about your granddaughter. Small towns are the best!

  3. How far away will they be living from you?

  4. How wonderful for your family! I'm sure your grand daughter will LOVE her time in the classroom with her mom! How fun for her.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  5. That is such a wonderful opportunity for them to get ahead financially. If they are in an underserved/rural community have her check into any possibilies to get her student loans waived/paid back also.