Thursday, August 12, 2010

David's New Job and More ...

Elizabeth (Bitsy) is recovering so well that her time in the cast was shortened by a couple of weeks.

Grandma Candy came back to Dallas impressed with how much Sam is growing up and how mature he is.
David (our son, Sam and Elizabeth’s dad, Rachel’s husband – you all probably knew that anyway) accepted the position as Dean of Students for Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School in West Allis, WI. He starts on August 24. After 11 years as a teacher and supervisor in the alternative school, this is a great opportunity and a wonderful next step.

It confirms his strong sense of God’s calling to be an educator. It brings together many of his life experiences. Fascination with Frank Lloyd Wright in 6th grade; becoming an “expert” in his own ADHD learning disability in high school; experiential learning at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, VT; summer work with NYC street kids at Mont Lawn Camp in the Pocono Mountains, PA; teaching Bible to boys and soil management to farmers in Zambia; meeting Rachel and getting a start in professional education at Children's World when he couldn’t find an environmental job; substitute teaching for Milwaukee Public Schools; eleven years of experience with St. Charles; getting a masters degree and teaching certificate from Concordia College (Mequon, WI) and his principal’s license from Marquette University. He and I were talking the other day about the convergence of things that seemed inconsequential or even side tracks when they happened and how they (and the people who invested a lot in him over the years) contributed to this important next step. Nothing is wasted in God’s economy!

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