“Good Morning Kennesha,
I have received a copy of your CV through Teach Away and understand that you already interviewed with our director, Dr. ___ in January. If you are still interested in an elementary teaching position in Kuwait starting August 2016 I would like to arrange a Skype interview with you as early as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.”
This is an email I received today. It was unexpected to say the least but refreshing. After all this time I am still being considered for a position in Kuwait. Too bad I already accepted an offer from Qatar Foundation. Not too bad for me. I mean I wanted Qatar more than the others–but why did they take so long. Do they really move this slow in the Middle East?
Well criminal history reports, degree and transcipt have been sent to PROEX for the final authentication process for a measly $264. I saved almost $200 by driving to Harrisburg and getting the first part done myself. My girlfriend Michele drove with me; we enjoyed 4 hours of girl talk. It cost $15 each to get the documents attested in Harrisburg and $18 both ways for tolls. While I wait for these documents to come back, I have court next Tuesday for the custody hearing. Once the courts send me the modified order, I have to get it notarized, translated in Arabic and authenticated. The FBI clearances will be the last of the paperwork, also needs to be authenticated. I’m getting closer. Only 4 months to go.
Side note: This blog was meant to help others who are considering teaching in the middle east and as a way for me to track every step of the process. It is also intended for others to follow my family’s journey and be inspired. But there is someone else out there, someone extremely bitter, who has chosen to use my information from my blog for something else, for their personal gain and to use the information against my family. So to my husband’s ex-wife, Edna, I say, I see you, hi hater…I hope you are enjoying my blog.