A New Adventure

I'd applied for approximately 21 jobs before getting an interview in December 2015
for a secretary's position in a local High School.
The interview turned out to be a success and I was offered the job on 13 January 2016.
I had a mountain of paperwork to complete followed by fingerprinting
and then on 27 January I started my first job on American soil.

I work for two teachers in the Student Support Department and I will be dealing with all the paperwork associated with students with disabilities or learning needs.

When I arrived in the office, after handing in my paperwork to HR, I found beautiful tulips on my desk along with a card, from them,welcoming me to the school.

Everyone has been really nice and friendly and couldn't be more helpful.
Nothing is too much trouble.  Some staff just come in to say hi and hear my accent 
which I find a little strange as it's just my accent!!

The schools here are big on school spirit and Friday's are always spirit day.
This week I got to wear this delightful t-shirt to show my support!!
Next week i'm hoping for a pink one :0)

When I got home after my first day John had bought me some champagne and the Teenager had bought me a new champagne flute.  

It was all a little overwhelming to start with but I'm sure it's just the start of my next adventure.


  1. You'll be brilliant! And as the provider of the in-school entertainment, don't forget to pepper your spoken language with plenty of Britishisms ... I say! Tally ho! Fancy a brew?

  2. Congratulations! I'm a school secretary too, never a dull moment!
    We have the opposite situation in my office, we have a lady who comes from New York and everyone comments on her accent and the unusual words that she uses!

  3. Congratulations on the new job!

  4. awww well done on the new job Liz - it sounds like a great place to work. That was so nice of them to give you tulips on your first day. What a nice bunch of people X

  5. Congratulations! I am sure you will WOW them - have fun with it. I like the nice touches the men bought to celebrate you.

  6. Congratulations! It will be eye opening for sure!


Post a Comment