I haven’t posted much lately, perhaps because I am still reeling from a large piece of bad news.
Near the end of the year, the Prince came in and asked me to step out in the hall. He told me that Miss Slinger is being let go by the district, because of budget cuts and her low seniority.
AUGH! Miss Slinger is the BEST. I can’t imagine working without her anymore. And there is always a risk with someone new…..
I’m holding out hope that she will get her job back, or at least get a job elsewhere in the school, but man. It’s depressing to think about. I was so so lucky to work with her for two years, and it would have been wonderful to have one more year.
Miss Slinger, however, is quite resilient, and just started grad school to become a licensed teacher! She’s interested in gifted kids, and she will be wonderful, no matter where she ends up.