Friday, August 10, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

The above photo is Pioneer Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University where I will begin the fall semester as an adjunct faculty member in the English department. I taught developmental reading and writing for eight years at Kirtland Community College. I am excited to be teaching again. I have wanted to teach at the university level, so I will be putting my best foot forward here.

While the commitment is only for the fall term I would be delighted to return in the summer or fall of 2013 if they have a need. I am excited to look at the curriculum and begin looking at the texts so that I know what I will be teaching. I know it will be English 103 and 104. That is reading strategies and study skills. Very similar to what I taught at Kirtland twelve years ago. I am excited to be back in the classroom.

Monday I go down to fill out the obligatory paperwork, get my photo taken for an ID, a parking pass, and whatever else is needed. I will have to have training on the computer program used for grades, and posting the syllabus. I also need to be brought up to speed on what happened during the August 2nd in service that was held for the staff teaching the courses I will be teaching.

Why you ask did I retire from teaching only to go back part-time? I retired from teaching because it was time for me to move on to other things. One being writing, the other being to possibly teach part-time at the college level. I am working on both. Looking forward to the release of the second novel in the Macy McVannel series, working on a co-authored book, and starting book three in the Macy series. I am also looking forward to enabling students to succeed in college.



  1. How exciting. Good luck in your new job.

  2. Congratulations! It sounds like you are going after your dreams and that is so important. I am sure your new job will be fun and challenging. I hope you will have lots of time to write, too. Good luck getting caught up to speed tomorrow. :)

  3. Thanks, Jess. I will have plenty of time to write during winter semester as I will only be teaching this fall. I can hardly wait to get things together and get my syllabus uploaded.

  4. Congrats on accomplishing so many of your goals. What a wonderful opportunity to teach again. I'm sure your students will benefit from your past teaching experience and your present published writer's knowledge. Enjoy!!!

  5. JQ Rose, I appreciate your thoughts. I keep setting new goals. I plan to enjoy this.


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