Today was one of the toughest decisions I had to make. I decided to close one chapter in my life and open the doors to a new one.
See I teach at a charter school. I have taught with this company for 9 year. Yup, 9 years! I have experienced so much in those 9 years. Recently, I have been facing the dreaded teacher burnout. I needed to make a change.
You see there are 3 different types of changes that a teacher can make when they face burnout. Change in grade level, change in career, or change in school. Well, I knew I didn’t want to change in grade level. My heart belongs with Kindergarten. I can’t see it any other way right now. Yeah, maybe in a few years I’ll want to change but right now it’s Kindergarten all the way! A career change isn’t something I wanted to do. I mean, I thought about it but I couldn’t see myself doing anything different. Well that left, a change in school. Yup, I thought about it. I thought about it a lot. Did I want to start over? Would I want to change schools? Would I want my daughter to change schools? What would it be like? There were so many questions running through my head.
Well, I decided to do it. I decided to take the plunge. After teaching for 12 years, 9 of which were with my current charter school company. I decided to make a change and move to a new school that is opening in my area. I will still be teaching Kindergarten. I will be a part of opening a new STEAM school. I am very excited for this new chapter. Sure, I’m going to miss a lot of the friends I have made at my old school. I’m going to miss all my friends that I have made within the company. I’m going to miss all the families that have been in my room over the years. There is so much I’m going to miss. I am however looking forward to all the new things that I will be experiencing.