(March SOL) School or success?

Right now, I am currently having a dilemma at my work – whether to stay in the wonderful environment as an assistant teacher or move to another school in order to become a regular elementary teacher.

It is so tough because I have been at my current school for two years now, in two different grades, but there haven’t been lead positions open. Last year, I did a demo lesson but wasn’t picked for a spot when there were some shifts in teachers.

I love the school and the other teachers, but I have my masters in education and really should be teaching in my own classroom. I have accepted my contract for next year (still as an assistant), but am looking elsewhere and have some interviews lined up.

It’s a bittersweet symphony

5 thoughts on “(March SOL) School or success?

  1. I can relate to your dilemma! I left my teaching position 3 months ago. I was an intervention specialist in a wonderful elementary school with a terrific principal, I had great co-workers and students that I adored, and I was in a top-notch school district. But I was officially a part-time teacher and was paid accordingly, even though I actually worked full time (and often over-time) to get the job done. I had tried for years to get a full time teaching position in the district I worked for, to no avail. Finally, an opportunity came up elsewhere, and I decided to go for it. I got the job, and was thrilled. So, right before Christmas, I left my comfort zone and became a GED teacher at a men’s prison. I miss my old school and co-workers and students, and I still have a lot to learn in my new job, but I’m having a good time. Sometimes you just have to leave what’s comfortable, go into the unknown, and see what happens….but only you can decide if the jump is worth it or not. Good luck with your journey! 🙂 ~JudyK

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  2. That is definitely a bittersweet position. Having taught in a school with a bad community and one with a wonderful supportive community, I know how important a good community can be! But so is feeling that you are working with all your skills, at your full capacity. Best of luck in your interviews, and in making such a tough decision.

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