So… My contract ended yesterday.
Today I signed a new one. I’m both a “senior teacher” and (here’s the big news) Dean of Studies for English Learning International. I am in charge of the entire academic department.
It’s a 3 year contract, so it looks like I’m settling in for the long haul.
The past couple weeks have been incredibly busy. The curriculum and schedules were changed by management, and the students have been very angry with the changes. Even though I wasn’t officially in charge yet (and had no guarantee that I would even have job) I’ve spent the past week dealing with all the fallout and trying to get things working in a way that is good for both the school and the students.
I’m going to be busy, but the pay raise is significant, and the authority to manage the department is wonderful.