I haven't really been doing much reading/posting on here lately but I thought I would do an update for general information.
I have been doing worship and music ministry in Arkansas City, KS for Destiny Ministries for the last 17 years. It has been great and a lot of fun, but my real desire and life long dream is to be a music teacher. I've been teaching private voice and piano for over 30 years and have been working on my music education degree for 27 years. I finally finished it in December and am a degreed teacher now, certification pending. I applied for the music teaching positions here in Ark City but was not given a second interview, which I was fully expecting because there is an unspoken policy that AC does not hire teaching positions from substitute, para or support staff positions ( I have been accompanist for the high school choir program for 3 years). I also kind of wanted to move closer to mom in Texas so I applied for every music position available at every school in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. I was given an interview and within a week offered a contract and job with Plainville schools in Plainville, KS.
So, I wrap up my last day of high school here, will be tying up some loose ends, getting a couple of classes out of the way (I'm working towards my master's in choral conducting and muisc theory) and will begin next week to start looking for a place to live in Plainville. My last service with the church will be the last Sunday of June.
I'm going to be looking for a church home when I get there but going to take my time and really "church shop". My main thrust will be the teaching job.
Thank you for allowing a little rambling.... just wanted to give an update....
Music Teacher, Plainville Schools