Four and a half years ago I left the teaching field, accidentally and on purpose. I know that sounds like a weird statement, but I left because I needed something that was more sustainable then subbing and would allow me to not have to carry two jobs, but would give me some flexibility in my time off. I was working a second job at Parkland CLASS at the time and a supervisor position opened up, since subbing was not going well, this felt like a good decisions so I went for it. I stopped subbing and took a Monday to Friday job in a group home.
Now four and a half years later I have reentered the teaching field. I am not back in middle school, which is the area I left behind, I am now in a high school (my unlikely love as I was an elementary generalist). I am now working in a specialized classroom. I classroom I have had four and a half years of training to be qualified to work in not to mention the six years of classroom teaching I had done previously.
I am working in a Foundations Classroom, it's such a nice meld of my two career worlds. I am working with an awesome co-teacher and our team teaching is working out amazing. I am enjoying getting to know the kids and can see so much potential in this program and with where I can take this program. It's really very exciting for me!
It's great being back in the classroom!! I am loving it so much and I am so excited about what we will be doing in the near future!
Are you loving your job? What do you do for work?