Today I dropped off the remainder of my classroom supplies at a local elementary school. I had made a trip earlier in the week with about 10 boxes and various loose things, and the principal was more than happy to take them. I couldn’t fit everything in my car so today I made another trip during my lunch break.
I’m officially no longer an elementary school teacher.
I feel relieved, and I feel sad.
I am enjoying my new job and how less stressed, and happier I feel – but I do miss the excitement of teaching 5th graders why the world works the way it does, and sharing in their discoveries. I will continue to stand and fight for teachers and education, and will continue to post articles about it as well.