Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Personal Update

Hello friends and family. I wanted to let you all know that I have moved on to pursue other things. You may remember a previous post when I spoke about going back into the classroom as a teacher. Well, I have secured a position with an area community college. It will be my first experience teaching on a college level. It's a great start for me and I am excited! It was a careful decision that was finally decided through prayer and ultimately...obedience. There are some of you who understand exactly what I'm talking about. Well, I will be preparing for that position over the next couple of weeks. You will be in my thoughts. Peace~

20 comments:

lyre said...

I remember you speaking of this! Welcome to the community college experience. I, too, am an adjunct professor, aka part-time librarian, at the local community college.

geoffreyphilp101@gmail.com said...

Stephen, I wish you all the best.
I have worked in a community college now for sixteen years full time and six years as an adjunct.
It is really a rewarding experience.

Blessings always...
Geoffrey

Stephen Bess said...

Lyre-
Thank you. I really think I will enjoy the experience.

Geoffrey-
Ahhh...you're a veteran. :)Don't be surprised if I contact you for some pointers.

Michael J. West said...

YOU MADE IT! Congratulations! Next time we're going to be in proximity, allow me to buy you a drink. :-)

P.S. That finality in "I have moved on to pursue other things." ...is this the end of Morphological Confetti?

Stephen Bess said...

MJW-
Thank you. No, I won't stop doing MC. I'm hooked. It will probably always be around to serve some sort of purpose.

Dancewithme2 said...

Sounds GREAT. Congratulations...Wait, what did you do before? Weren't you an elementary school teacher? May be I don't know you at all (Just kidding). Community College can be an interesting experience. You may find that the foreign and older students are more interested in learning and the younger students are more interested in passing. What will you be teaching?

Stephen Bess said...

Dance-
lol! Thank you.
I've been working at a publishing company for the past few years. Prior to that, I was a high school English teacher. I'll be teaching writing in the developemental studies department at the community college. I'll be going back to basics.

BronzeBuckaroo said...

ALL the best congrats in the world, Mr. Bess. Don't make yourself to scarce. And, play those Dinah Washington cd's. :-)

Camille said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you've found your calling.

Rethabile said...

"You will be in my thoughts. Peace"

And you in ours, brother.

get zapped said...

That's great, Stephen! I'm inspired by your dedication to pursue something your heart lead you to. I'm also happy you'll still moving along with MC, I felt a little sad when I thought you might not do so. CONGRATS!

Dancewithme2 said...

Oh ok... Its all making sense to me now - "Going back to teaching." Well, I'm sure you'll love it. I should find my niche' in teaching - I'd love to have my summers off again - oh and mold the children.. :-)
Congrats again on the new position!

Crankyputz said...

Congratulations,

I love that you didn't just talk about change, but you actually made the effort to embark on change.

Great step, you and your blog are a shinning inspiration to me.

Stephen Bess said...

Bronze-
Thank you! Yes, I need to break out the Dinah this weekend. :)

Camille-
Thanks! Yes, I've been running long enough.

Rethabile-
Ke a leboha, abuti.

Zapped-
Thank you! Yes, I must continue with MC. It's a fantastic tool.

Dance-
Thank you. This will also give me the opportunity to pursue other passions. May God go before me in all that I do.

Cranky-
Thank you. I really appreciate your words. I have that same thing to do in other parts of my life. Thanks for reminding me. :)

urban butterfly said...

Congrats and best wishes with everything!! =)

fizzio brown said...

Congratulations, Stephen and all the very best.

Professor Zero said...

This is excellent.

Sandy said...

Just stoppin by to day hi! Seeing this news put a BIG SMILE on my face! I am so excited, happy and overjoyed for you. You will do such a great job!
Take Care
Sandy

black feline said...

i might be a bit late...nevertheless just to let u know..I believe u will make one heck of a great teacher! good on u..

sabbath day's journey said...

I trust that this is a good fit for you, Stephen. All the best to you in this new endeavor!

Grace,
Michele

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