Saturday, November 10, 2007


The major thing that was stressing me out is over for now. I got my result back from the National Board and I did not get national certification. I'm now trying to figure out if I want to appeal my score on the basis that the students I work with make up only 1% of the special education community...and on top of the that, 8.3% of that scant 1% are disturbed enough to be sent out of district for schooling...making it imperative that my work should have been looked at through that lens. When you work with children who are severely ED, what would be considered minimal progress in other cases are great leaps. Plus, I also signed up to redo the 2 parts so that next year at this time, I could be considered nationally certified. I'm fine with the rejection, it was the waiting that was making me totally insane.

It's day three of my 30 in 100. I went for happy hour and then to a wine tasting. I had a fabulous time and came out with 17 flexies left until Wednesday. I have dinner at a steak house tomorrow, so most of my meal has Core potential. Monday we're going into the city to see Keisuke, who is coming in from Tokyo on business. He was Chris' college roommate and he makes a point of seeing us every time comes to NYC. Tuesday night Keisuke is taking us to see Van Halen...with David Lee Roth as front man! Oh yeah.

Hope all of you are enjoying your weekends!


totegirl said...
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totegirl said...

Yes, appeal. You made some really good points, and you should let those points be heard and considered.

I don't like wine, but for some reason I'm craving red wine today. What does that mean?

Have fun at VH and with Keisuke! Sounds fun!

Cory said...

I agree with appealing. Definitely some good points there that should make a difference, I would think. (Then again, I really know nothing about this either!)
Have fun Tuesday!