With So Much Gratitude

Tomorrow is National Teachers’ Day. If you know a teacher who lives and breathes lesson planning and grading papers, please send them some love! Their dedication to their craft is one of the cornerstones of a good, quality education. Perhaps you are an educator yourself? If so, kudos to you and all of your hard work! Give yourself a pat on the back for encouraging love of lifelong learning and inspiring students to reach for the stars. Stay awesome, my friends.

With that being said, I thought it was only fitting to share with you all that I am coming to the end of what I consider an amazing chapter of my teaching career. I recently resigned from my current Special Day Class teaching position, effective at the end of this school year, to take up the same position at another school district.

The past seven years have been one incredible and rewarding journey, despite those long days of lesson planning, conducting meetings, and those nights of burning the midnight oil while typing assessment reports and IEPs. I’ve met so many different individuals who, in one way or form, have shaped me to become the teacher that I am today. The true value of my job is in the 50+ families I have served and the amazing faculty I’ve worked with. I have grown so much, both professionally and personally, because of them.

And you know how many of those selfies I took at my desk before the first bell rang? I can’t even.

This ending is bittersweet. My heart is tied closely to my students. Their daily challenges, successes, and failures are mine, too. I know they will do just fine without me, but it is with regret that I will not be able to witness who they will become when they leave for high school.

It is difficult to close this chapter. But I must move on. So I can pursue my journey of lifelong learning and continue to reach for the stars.

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