Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Beginnings

I started my new job today.  I am now an Autism Specialist for Stanislaus County Office of Education.  I still prefer to go by the title behavior analyst or behaviorist, but my official title is AS for SCOE.  The coworkers I met today all seem to be approachable and supportive.  I've been given lots of material to research and study to prepare myself for the start of the school year in August.  Surprisingly, I miss research!  I never thought I'd say that after completing my thesis, but I really do miss learning new things.  I'm so excited to start this position- and apparently, the kids are excited that I've started the position too.  In the first classroom I visited I had a darling little guy of about four come up to me and ask, "What's your name?" To which I replied,
"My name is Margo, what's yours?"  He responded with, "XXXX.  I love you."  He proceeded to hug my leg and then was lead away to complete his next task.  How do you beat that for a first day one the job?  It was just what I needed to feel welcome.  

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your new job! oh and about the reunion, i was planning on not going but recently got talked into it. i still need to buy my tickets though. love, julie

Hilary said...

Congratulations, Margo!!! I can't wait to hear all about your new job on Friday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Margo! I am so happy for you.
Mary R

CB and Jenn Allen said...

Oh wow. What a suuuper cool way to start your new job! The love of a child is soooo awesome, isn't it!?

Congrats, Margo! Sounds like THE perfect job for you. You're gonna rock working with those awesome kiddos!

Thanks for the sweet comments on our blog. Not sure I'm going to make the reunion. We'll see ... haven't quite decided yet! :) Thanks for asking.