Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'll Keep You Posted...

For some time now, the winds of change have been blowing around my school.

Tonight they blew straight up the skirt of myself and 28 other District Literacy Facilitators. We got our pink slips, well...half a pink slip. We will be asked to work at two schools AND also facilitate Math instruction, which will require a Math endorsement. Presently, approximately 10% of us have math endorsements, myself not included.

I have felt this, or something like it, coming for some time but hoped I would somehow be spared the ruination. I still may be, depending on what happens with our school budget, the direction of our new principal and the vision the new district has for us. I still may be able to stay, in some position, at my good ol' school. But that position remains to be seen.

I recently heard about a different job that was hiring. "That would be fun, if I weren't already a teacher" I thought. But today I had two very strong impressions that I should apply. Is it because I am to take a new career path! Is it because it is something constructive to do instead of worrying! Is it because I needed some typing practice! I don't know. I guess we'll see.

It was a little exercise in esteem building. As I wrote of my responsibilities in my job, talents that I have developed and used, and enjoyment of my work, I felt pretty good. It has been a wonderful 8 years, some of the best of my life. I met my best friends there, whom I love and admire and look to for validation, council and laughs!
I am trying not to be too hasty in coming to any sad conclusions about what might happen. I hope it will all work out like I want. I know it will all work out in the end. I'll keep you posted.


Brandon and Michelle Day said...

Well, I heard and hope that God will direct your paths. Change is scary. Just take time to listen to then answer after you pray! I was hoping to be back at Midvale, but it seems that God is allowing the move back to the East coast.... I think.....talk to you soon.

design gal said...

Things will work out how they're supposed to :) I love you and am thinking of you!

lifeinredshoes said...

Why didn't you call me?
I feel bad for Kerry...always a bridesmaid:(
And maybe that's what's wrong with me, I'm fighting change.

Hawleywood said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sorry they're making you take on so much more work and get the math endorsement! I'm glad you still have a job, though, even if it isn't exactly what you were doing before. Our state budget is in a crisis, too, so I don't know if I'll have a school job for this fall--I might have to start looking elsewhere, which I really don't want to do.

Good luck with the new job...if you decide to go for it I hope you get it!