Well today is my last day of subbing for this school year and it will be spent as a secretary at a local High School. That's assuming there are no last minute calls before Friday, but I think it's unlikely.
This year I have done more substituting than ever before and I have pretty much loved every minute; well apart from the Pre-K projectile vomiting 2 weeks ago but even that had a funny side!
When I left the UK I never imagined I would end up as a Substitute Teacher over here, my background in Human Resources and Office Management has served me well though. I still think a few of my family and friends back home can't believe I love it so much, seeing as my former life rarely involved child interaction. After all I chose not to have children but I have learned that actually I do love kids, but I still prefer to be able to hand them back!
If I had my time over, I may even have gone into teaching with hindsight. Working in the schools is very rewarding and really makes you a part of the community quickly and that's great when you are an immigrant.