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Paige Moretz
Money
Sun Jul 7, 2013 16:54
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Breanna,

I am really conflicted about teacher pay. I love teaching. I have missed doing it over this summer, and working in an office job part-time this summer has reminded me of why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place. However, I found out that I could make a starting salary as a Financial Aid Counselor of around $40,000 to $45,000 dollars. Even with a Master's and a special education background, with no years under my belt, I wouldn't be making near that for a long while.

That said, I have come to terms with the fact that my happiness is way more important than my salary, although that pill can be hard to swallow some times.

I like living in Boone except the weather! For example, I am going out tonight with my boyfriend and his family and I have debated all day what I would wear. Before the monsoon just hit, I was hoping to do a summer skirt, but alas, it is now looking like waterproof shoes and jeans!

Other than that, I love living in the mountains. I can't imagine living anywhere else, so I can understand your husband wanting to move back! Winston-Salem is nice, although I'm not overly familiar with Forsyth County as a whole. Do you like it there?

  • Paige's Reply - Breanna Hooks, Sun Jul 7 16:21
    Hey Paige! Smart girl taking graduate classes as an undergraduate! We do not know if the pay will be there for a Master's Degree but if they take it away there will be a lot of educators leaving.... more
    • Money - Paige Moretz, Sun Jul 7 16:54
      • Re: Money - Breanna Hooks, Mon Jul 8 19:08
        It is a conflicting thing. Your happiness is what matters. I promise you, if you don't love it you won't last long! :) The weather has been the same here! It is really odd for us. I really like... more
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