I can count myself among those "moving up."
While I had no notions of taking this on so "soon" in my teaching career, I was approached my by principal a few weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to take on a student teacher.
It seems not so long ago that I was a student teacher myself. I don't think I ever mentioned too much about it on here but, suffice to say, it was not a good experience (though, my first semester was lovely. I couldn't have asked for a better placement. It was just what happened from January on that was not so great). I still feel, in many respects, like a new teacher, so it's definitely an intimidating prospect to be acting as the expert teacher and helping a new person (who, I think, is older than me!) learn about this exceptional of careers.
Still, I think I am ready for this. I am so excited to be hopefully helping a new person into the profession, and share my wonderful class (though, selfishly, I wonder if I'll be as gracious in sharing my class once I have to sit quietly to the side as someone else teaches my kids).
I sincerely hope I can do justice to this role, but I feel that this marks a new phase in my teaching career.