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Jun 02 2011

Oh New Orleans, How I Love You

So I’ve been in New Orleans for about 72 hours and I must say I absolutely love it! Everyone is so friendly and nice and the atmosphere is just amazing! The city has so much charm and it is so diverse! I know I’m sounding like a travel agent advertisement but it truly is that…

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May 23 2011

One Week Left

Disclaimer: This post has no specific rhyme or reason; I just need to get out all my thoughts… Gosh! I feel like all I can think about is my upcoming move to New Orleans and my new teaching career.  I just ended my 3.5 week vacation which although was lots of fun, was a tad…

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Apr 06 2011

Just Waiting…

So I haven’t updated in awhile and I guess that’s because there hasn’t been too much new news occurring in my TFA life. I’m still just counting down the weeks until Induction and Institute when the whole process gets started. It’s starting to hit me a little bit more that my life is about to…

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Mar 09 2011

And the Countdown Begins…

So I’ve officially began my countdown until the new chapter in my life begins, and I have quite a few different ones going on. The first one being less than 7 weeks until my last day of work, (and technically only 6 because I’m going to New York on vacation for one week).  This is…

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Feb 24 2011

Time to Get to Work

I got my pre-institute box in the mail last week and I am so excited to dig into it and start completing everything.  When my mom gave me the package I assumed it was the books I ordered from Barnes and Noble so I was very surprised to cut it open and see TFA letter…

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Feb 17 2011

Just A Little Somethin’

So two nights ago I had my “Get To Know You” conversation with a Greater New Orleans TFA staff member. It definitely was a lot less awkward than I thought it was going to be. When I got the email stating it would be a 45 minute conversation I couldn’t imagine that I would have…

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Feb 08 2011

I Passed!

First thing I did this morning was turn on my computer, got to, sign in, and check my Praxis II score.  After seeing 143 I double checked my TFA materials just to verify what the Louisiana passing score was and I passed! Only by 8 points but I honestly wouldn’t have cared if I…

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Feb 06 2011

Just A Little Anxious

I can’t help but to feel like I’ve been forgotten by TFA.  I keep reading about all the new CMs who were just accepted and have received cards and letters from current CM’s and students in their region.  I got accepted into the Greater New Orleans chapter back in November and besides the initial welcome/what…

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I love reading about all the new members and their excitement! I so wish that I would have blogged right after I got accepted back in November.  I remember being super excited but at the same time apprehensive.  My family didn’t really know too much about Teach for America and my dad was big on…

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Jan 15 2011

Praxis II is no fun :(

Well this is my first blog entry and for my own sake I wish it wasn’t because I know it’s not going to be too positive.  I should have made one right when I got accepted into the Corps but I didn’t think about it.  Anyways, I am a 2011 CM that will be working…

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