Thursday, December 08, 2011


The new director for the Classical Conversations Tampa Foundations and Essentials program! This basically means nothing if you're not familiar with the program, but, I promise that this really is huge!

I'm relieved it's finally not a secret anymore & is "paperwork official." I was approached by the current director about this position over the summer & was immediately shocked & excited.

Being as this is my first year homeschooling and my first year in the CC program, it doesn't really make sense on paper that I would be a director next year. This program is full of experienced well-educated women (attorneys, dentists, executives, accountants) so it would seem as if one of them would have been the "obvious" choice.

However, the current director has been ready to step down & praying about a replacement.

Just recently she informed me that at our initial meeting back in March she felt silly offering me a tutoring position because she knew right away that I would be their next director. She could tell that I have a heart for the program & that I'd done my research on it.

This is totally all from the Lord & I'm really excited about this opportunity! I still have so much to learn & I'm sure I don't know the half of what I'm getting myself into, but, this wasn't brought about by me. I was simply thrilled that we were able to participate in the CC program, I never expected to be taking this step of involvement!

I'll be overseeing our k4-6th grade students (around 65 kids), parents and their 10 tutors and basically keep the program running - hiring tutors, accepting new families, taking care of payments, facilities, etc. I feel as if I'm coming into this program ahead of the game because our current director has done a fabulous job setting policies in place and I already have the main supplies that we need. When I was reading about the program most of the negative reviews were people from disorganized groups with poor leadership. The bar has definitely been set high for me!

I am truly humbled to be taking this position of leadership and am thrilled to be involved with a program for which I have a passion!


Amy said...

Congratulations Jessica!

Megan said...

Congratulations! So proud of you, Jess! <3

Anonymous said...

Wow. You don't do anything by halves! Congrats! :)


Erin said...

Congratulations, Jessica!


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