Nan got a new job. She is now going to use the master’s degree in social work which made her wayyyy over-qualified to be working in my room as a special ed assistant.
I am happy for her, because it’s a great opportunity for her and she’ll be great, but I’m feeling very sorry for myself. This fall I have relied on her so much, and it is going to be really hard without her. First I lost Jan when she got laid off by the district, then I lost Ali when she decide to teach preschool herself, and now Nan. I have been lucky so far — my new assistant teacher is wonderful, and Miss Nelson is also wonderful (she was so great in our parent conference with Max’s mom, especially when Max’s mom started to cry….), so I hope my luck holds and our new Nan — whoever she may be — will also be wonderful.
But I do feel a bit unmoored. I’ve lost my support system, in a way.