What a discouraging week. The lead master teacher at my school has decided to work elsewhere. She wants to work at a school with strong leadership and a staff dedicated to improving results for children. That witch!!! Seriously though, can you blame her?
So I am left contemplating a return to work in the fall, minus the one person who knew what we needed to do to improve, minus 3-4 great teachers who have left for better schools, and with a principal who seems utterly incapable of providing the leadership we need.
In one of her last acts as a master teacher at my school, Wonder Woman sent out a report on how we did meeting our goals for the year. Only K, 2, and 3 did well. Everyone else actually increased the number of students failing the state test.
I want to quit the mentoring program, go into my classroom, shut the door, and focus only on my kids, to the exclusion of every single freakin’ adult in my building.
(((HUGS))) I cannot even imagine your frustration level right now. I don’t blame you for wanting to just be with students.
Therem are days when you just need a time out from the other teachers. Keep up the good fight and know that you are an angel to your kids.
Thanks, kirchy and Mrs. V. I appreciate your support. I’m trying not to think about it right now, but I will have to come up with a plan for the fall — what I’m going to do, and how I can think positively.