Schmit Family
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29 August 2006 11:03 pm


I'm unemployed. After ten years at National Instruments, I've resigned to pursue a new career. Working at NI has been amazing and I loved it. For a while, I've been considering becoming a high school physics teacher. I finally decided that there is never a good time to leave a place like NI and I just needed to take the plunge; so, today was my last day.

I've been accepted to National-Louis University's Masters of Arts in Teaching program. I will be taking educational classes this fall and winter. Next spring, I will student teach at which point I will earn my secondary science teaching certificate with endorsements for physics and computer science. Hopefully, next fall I will be in a classroom. Ideally, I'll also complete my Masters of Arts in Teaching by next fall. This requires four additional classes; two of which I'm taking between the this fall and winter terms.

To keep my software skills sharp and to help pay for tuition, I'm starting my own software company focusing on independent development of Mac OS X consumer applications as well as consulting and contract work. More on this later.

Posted by geoff at 23:03 in /family

21 August 2006 8:34 pm

Four-Month Well Check

Andrea visited the doctor this afternoon. She came away with a clean bill of health, good progress on development milestones, and four bandaids from her shots.

Andrea continues to grow well. She is still long, although Geoff will point out how inaccurate this measurement can be. She measured in at 26" on the second attempt which places her at about the 95th percentile; the first measurement by the nurse was 27" which is well off the chart for a four-month old. Her weight was 15 lbs 1 oz which is between the 75th and 90th percentiles. Finally, her head size was 16 1/2" or at the 75th percentile.

I have plenty more thoughts and many pictures to share from the last couple of months. I hope to have a few spare moments sometime soon...

Posted by geoff at 20:34 in /family/andrea