Last year, I finished my bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Reno, Nevada. Since then, I completed my student teaching, and have been working as a substitute when work is available. I had been hoping to find a full-time teaching position, but the school district is currently under major budgetary constraints, and has not been hiring very many new teachers. The lack of consistent work and the tightness of our own budget has made this a long and frustrating year.
And then I got some good news.
Last week, the math and stats department at UNR accepted me into the master’s program in mathematics, and offered me a very generous teaching assistantship. There are some amazing faculty at UNR, and I am looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years. I am also looking forward to the teaching assistantship which, in addition to helping me cover the costs of graduate school, should offer me a great opportunity to hone my skills as an instructor.
I can’t express how excited I am.