So I have clearly disappeared for quite a few weeks now. I've been very busy at school, and I had an amazing end of year celebration with my 20 phenomenal kinders and their parents. I am constantly floored by the wonderful families at my school, and I know I would not have made it through this year without them.
...Flash forward to a week and a half after school let out, and I have made a very tough decision to leave my school district. I'm moving to LA and will be teaching kindergarten there! :) I'm very very excited for the change, but the decision to leave my school was in no way an easy one to make.
A lot happened this year outside of my classroom that made school life a little difficult for me. Every day in my classroom, however, with my students, I felt so very proud. My students are of course why I teach, and I loved every minute with them! My class was filled with joy and learning, and I loved it!
Several things happened this past week in relation to my school site, and I made a choice to speak up at our school board meeting. I have been debating whether or not to share my comments here, and I decided I will post them below. I want to emphasize that my comments were specific to actions taken by teachers at my school site, and so they are by no means reflective of my views of all teachers or all unions, rather just reflective of my personal experience.
What. A. Week. More to come as I embark on my move and transition to a new school. I still am heartbroken over leaving my students and their families, but I am excited for the new families and students I will get to meet.
...and last but not least, the comments I made to our school board: