My professional life just got a whole lot more awesome. This afternoon, Carrie hired the guy I really, really wanted to work with me in our fledgling English Department next year.
I’ve mentioned we’re starting to re-build the school from essentially scratch, right? I wanted her to hire someone I knew I could work with and who would have the same kinds of goals (and ethics) that I have, and I got him! The board still has to vote on his contract, but there is no reason to think, given his resume (which includes theatre experience) and his credentials, that they’ll have any objections.
This means that the English Department next year will consist of me (Carrie called me “department head” today, in front of people, even!), Will (who’ll be teaching poetry as an artist in residence until he gets his teaching credentials), and this guy (let’s call him Mike, for the sake of clarity and, you know, obfuscation).
What I’m trying to tell you here is that English is going to KICK ASS next year, and I can’t wait to get started!