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post #41 of 46
Good for you both!! Wish you could have a party together!!

post #42 of 46
Yay, Daekini!

Thanks! I have really been thankful to be home most of yesterday and all of today. However, I did get a call from a principal saying that someone ( I think from Human Resources) called her and said that I was someone that they wanted to keep in the district, and did she want to talk to me about her .5 resource teacher position. So that felt good.

I am not sure I will look too heavily into it, as it is a longer commute, but it's nice to know that I still may be wanted.

I feel a bit of a failure, having been pretty excited to return to work, readjust my whole life, announce my new situation to everyone, then leave after 3 weeks. Intellectually, I know I made the right decision, but it is still a let-down. But I am so glad to be out of that last situation. I react very physically to bad situations, and I was a mess.

L.
post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 
Please see update in the original post... thanks mamas!
post #44 of 46
Sounds good, Daekini! I actually just finished my outline of concerns to present at my exit interview. Yes, I woke up at 6, on a Sunday, thinking about work that I no longer have (and haven't had for two weeks). That's how disturbing the experience was.

Witnessing what the district was NOT doing for kids with special needs was truly scary. I hope that by doing an exit interview, I can do some good. And if it feels that I haven't done any good, I may write a really long e-mail to the superintendent.

I think often about my students and what they need and what they are not getting. And sometimes I feel guilty about leaving, but the bottom line was, they were not going to get what they needed, me there or not, and I couldn't be an accomplice in the shoddy services being given to them. The guilt of that was totally eroding my mental and physical health.

I am still sitting here in disbelief that a district which still has unfilled positions advertised for 15 special education teachers, a month into the school year, just threw one away.

L.
post #45 of 46
Thread Starter 
you're right - they're crazy. I hope you'll find a place that recognizes your true value!
post #46 of 46
Yay! Congrats! I am very excited for you.

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