I started my new job teaching American and World History, Theatre, Religion in America and Economics at a small Episcopal High School. This is my first teaching gig since returning to school and getting certified. All I can say is that it was a bit overwhelming and very exciting. Luckily I have a long good friend as a mentor teacher right in the next room (she got me the job.) My main worry is that I have only had a few days to prepare for 6 courses (previous teacher left mid-year) but I plan on going slow and finding my way. Wish me luck. All I can say is that teaching is alot of work and judging from my kids, people underestimate kids! Some of our discussions today stunned me -- passionate and thoughtful.