Well I’m somewhere in Richmond starting my first day as Lead RA for a Spanish immersion program. I’m more like a “camp counselor” than anything, but the official title is RA. I attended in 2005 as a student where I met my current BFF/Facebook husband, Harris!
And I returned last year as an RA!
I loved my staff last year and this year I was hired as Lead RA, which gives me a lot more responsibility. I pretty much work directly with the director to run the program. There are 60 kids (rising juniors & seniors in high school) and 12 faculty in total (including 6 RAs and 6 teachers) and it lasts for 3.5 weeks — kids move in Saturday! It is kind of the coolest job EVER for nerds like me. Also I have huge emotional ties to the program since I met two of my best friends there (Harris’s twin brother Jeremy was also in the program!) and many other great people. And last summer I fell in love with my staff and one is coming back to work for me this year! Yay! I even got Harris & a college friend a position within the French program!! (There are programs for 8 languages, but only Spanish, French, and German are total immersion, ie NO English!)
I will be blogging but I’m not sure yet what the schedule will be and how often but please be patient and keep checking back. Hopefully I’ll have great stories of the stupid things my kids say and I’ll let you know how my fitness & eating goes as I live in a college dorm again!