Thursday, March 11, 2010

Forty Seven Years

Nine years in elementary school (K-8), four years in high school, 6 years in college for my BS, and 28 years teaching = 47 years in a classroom of one kind or other.

June 3, 2010 - I retire from public education.

I am excited to be able to take some time and figure out the next chapter. I usually have it pretty well planned out, but not this time. The decision to retire only started to simmer a couple weeks ago. The latest round of budget cuts just made the decision easier.

I am sad to leave my absolutely awesome 8th grade team, and my wonderful science department. But everybody has to go sometime, and it is time for me! I leave knowing I did make a difference, and although some things will be left unfinished or not 100% successful, like my athlete children, I leave knowing I did give 110%, sometimes at the expense of others near and dear to me.

But now they get 110% of me, whether they want it or not.

1 comment:

cubbygirl said...

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. I know it's with mixed feelings you're doing this as my mom had those feelings 3 yrs ago when she retired. What will you do with all your spare time? Sorry about the budget cuts but like you said it made your decision easier. you can take comfort in the fact you gave 110%. Good Luck, Take Care and once again Congratulations.