Please find below the response from Sarah Jayne Otstot regarding the offer of the preschool director position. She wanted to clarify the position the she and Derek are in in regards to his business and their future endeavors. She is accepting the position and will begin to set-up her room on Monday, August 3rd. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sarah: I appreciate your proactivity in communicating with myself and the board. It is much appreciated and demonstrates your desire for the well-being of CCA and the WeeCare program. We are excited about your abilities and enthusiasm and have every confidence that you will be a tremendous asset to the school.
I just wanted to say thank you to you and the board for believing in me enough to give me a job where I would have to take this much time off. I feel confident in my ability to do this job. I just wanted to make sure that you are all well aware of what you might be getting into. Derek has had to take off all of the remaining days of his vacation time left until July to be able to do these conferences. His job has been very understanding because they do not want to lose him. However, were he to receive more opportunities to grow his business, that would leave his school at a disadvantage to keep him on. And he would more than likely have to quit his job to be able to continue furthering his company. This would mean I would need to be able to support us with a full time job with a more substantial salary. At this time with the supplemented income from his company, we are able to make it. But without his school job, we would have to take a different route. I just didn't want anyone to be upset with me if that did happen. I want to be open and honest so that if and when I do leave this job, there are no hard feelings. I know we've talked about this in depth more than I have with the board, but I wanted to say it once more. I wouldn't want you to miss out on having someone else in the position who might be able to take it farther.
With all of this taken into account, if I am still the choice for the position, I am happy to accept it.
Again, thank you for your time.
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