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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

bad changes

my school is being closed. it's not due to performance. we're one of the highest performing schools in the district.

i'm devastated.  sad.  and angry.

i love my school. absolutely love it.  i think the only way i am surviving and happy is that i am at this school, working with this partner teacher and this principal.  without all that, i don't know that i want to keep teaching.

and that makes me feel sadder.  i'm not ready to give up on teaching yet, but i don't know that i want to risk being miserable somewhere else.

i don't know what to do.


Blogger The Science Goddess said...

In a few days, when the dust starts to settle and the rumors die down, you'll have a better idea of what your options are and what will happen.

Most likely the district will have a plan for staff. Just keep doing the very best you can in the classroom and let the principal advocate for you. That's the part of the process that you can influence. The rest of it will require a leap of faith...but it is a long time until next fall. Plenty of time for wonderful things to happen.

7:08 AM  
Blogger MsAbcMom said...

omg! Hang in there. I know that we are in for this in CA soon due to our economy.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Ms. M said...

What is the reason for closing your school? Is the population too low? Will it take place immediately?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that your school is closing, but you haven't even finished a half-year of teaching...don't say you're ready to leave the profession yet.

There are lots of great schools out there where you'll (most likely) be just as happy.

2:39 PM  
Blogger comebacknikki said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry. When I was teaching high school, I went through several restructurings and a closing - I know it sucks.

Don't let this discourage you though - there are many wonderful schools out there!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Not Quite Grown Up... said...

Science Goddess - it's not so much rumors as something like 10 superintendents and assistant superintendents came to talk to my school staff and tell us exactly what was going to happen. And then we went to a board meeting and heard it again.

And, the rest of my responses turned to long and turned into another post.

6:27 AM  

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