I am not a person who changes jobs easily. I worked at my other 2 jobs for 10 years each.I left both due to involuntary transfers due to drop in enrollment, where I was last hired so first to go.
I have never felt at home in the school I went to this year. It started when I first met the principal & she bragged about missing her son's birthday to go to work.
It got worse when my husband had abdominal surgery for suspected cancer & I was out for a week.when I came back,only one person asked me if me husband died, got better or remanined in a coma! (he is fine now, but it was a hairy time)
Plus I went from teaching severely handicapped children in my own class to co-teaching with 2 5th grade teachers with children with mild learning problems.Big difference! Neither of those teachers were very welcoming, not mean, but into looking out for themselves, which didn't include encouraging a new person.
In short, it has been a nightmare!
I kept a positive outlook & tried to findk some good in every day.I made a friend. It is okay.
But , yesterday I interviewed for a new job!
I went to a Saturday workshop. I didn't want to go , it was The Week of the Tooothache. There I saw a resource teacher I knew who said that other people wanted to hire me & told me about this unit that was new.It si a severe & multi disability unit, self contained. The principal had asked for me.
I went yesterday & there was really no interview to it! She asked me if I wanted to come & hugged me when i said yes! I said I had mailed her my resume (when really I couldn't find it) and she said , "I don't need a resume! I have heard so many good things about you!" (I don't want to come off as bragging here, but I was highlly respected in my old school & my ego was severely challenged in the one I am sentenced to now)
Its a good thing because Dragon Lady of the Carreer Women was not at all pleased when I told her I was taking a half day to go to Caitlin's graduation from 8th grade today!
I am ready to shake the dust of that place off my feet!