A New Year, A New Class

January 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Development | 1 Comment

When I was in high school, I complained to my dad about having to commute to another school district. He told me that I should be thankful that I didn’t have to wade through knee deep snow on the way to school like he did. When I pointed out that he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, an area that is not prone to frequent snowfalls (and the entire city shuts down the few times a year it does snow), he mumbled something about a project that had suddenly come to his attention. Needless to say, when I called my dad to tell him that I had to dig my car out of the snow to get to work after the Blizzard of 2009, I didn’t get much sympathy.

Oh, well. What can you do?

It is a new year, and hopefully, we have all emerged from the snow safely and rejuvenated. It is wonderful to see all of my co-workers again, and I have enjoyed hearing about various holiday festivities. It wasn’t long before we were back at the grindstone, though. As we prepare for a new semester of classes here at the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, I am starting to notice the butterflies in my stomach that are telling me that the first day of school is fast approaching. I am excited about the challenges and rewards that the winter session will present this year, and I am counting down the days with nervous anticipation until I see my students again!

– Erin Andrews, AmeriCorps Instructor

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