Being the Girls’ Wrestling Coach is one thing that has made my time teaching worthwhile. Granted, it’s volunteer only, but I love the sport of wrestling. This past weekend was the Regional Tournament and one of my girls made it to state! This is her first year wrestling, and I am extraordinarily impressed and proud. When I do leave this school, which may or may not be this summer, leaving wrestling will be one of the few things that I will deeply miss.
In regards to the upcoming school year, I’m waiting for my break with the JET program to teach in Japan (so come July/August). My interview is next Monday, but I haven’t received confirmation of the location for the interview yet. The more it approaches, the more confident I am that my interview will go well. I hope they accept me.
I have begun to look more in depth at graduate schools, and I’m feeling motivated and excited for Fall 2011. There are two schools in particular that I would really like to attend in Washington D.C. Because this will be for a Master’s Degree, I have to submit GRE scores. I will devote time to study and prepare for the GRE, which I plan to take this summer, as soon as I walk away from that interview on Feb. 22. That way, I will have at least taken it before I go to Japan (if I go). If I happen to stay in the United States, I would probably retake the GRE to try and improve my score.