Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Big Announcement: ALL I SEE IS VISION

Thank you for being patient in anticipation of my BIG NEWS. I had to tell a few people in person before I could announce it here.

First of all, I must say -- I am clearly at the age and stage of life where, when I say BIG NEWS, people think I'm engaged... because the only guess numerous people shared with me was, "Brooke! ARE YOU ENGAGED?!?!" Well, I am not engaged. Maybe that will be the BIG NEWS another time.
The News:





As of 8:15 this morning, I've officially resigned as preschool director and accepted a job as an itinerant (traveling) teacher for blind and visually impaired students.

This might be a good time to tell you that I have a Masters degree in teaching students who are blind and visually impaired and teaching that population is truly my passion. I was offered a few jobs teaching vision when I left Vanderbilt, but none in Eagle County, which is where I wanted to live.

Now, a job teaching vision has become available and been offered to me basically covering all of the counties between Eagle and Grand Junction. I will travel to different schools where children with visual impairments are students and I will teach them specific skills, and then work with their classroom teachers to make sure the instruction is accessible for them. This job (called itinerant TVI - teacher of the visually impaired) has not been available in about 25 years. The woman who had the job is partially retiring but has taught vision in this area for the past 25 or more years. I marvel at God's timing.

I will miss my preschoolers and my awesome preschool staff, but I am BEYOND excited to get back to teaching vision.

When weighing my options and making a Pro/Con list to help me decide, one factor made my decision pretty easy: When I think about jobs in my future, all I see is vision. I may not always be teaching children or I may not always be in America, but I always see myself working with people who are blind or visually impaired.

I have a lot of knowledge to catch up on (it's been 1.5 years since I taught or studied vision) but I've got the summer to bulk up.


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  1. Congratulations! So happy that God placed you in your newest job that you are so passionate about.

  2. Fantastic! Great news! That was my guess #2--new job. Engagements was my #1 guess. :-)

  3. Congratulations Brooke and best wishes to you!

  4. I am so happy for you - congratulations!

  5. Congratulations Brooke! I know this is rather belated, but I haven't been on Blogspot in forever. Actually I don't know if I've ever posted anything on your blog before. Anyway, it's so great that you will be doing exactly what you love and what you feel called to do! Best wishes!

    Lisa Zevorich :-)


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