Well, well, well. Just when I thought I was on track to spend the final few years of my education career making sure that MNPS Virtual School (which I helped create from nothing) has a future worthy of all the planning, design and implementation we have put into it since August, 2010, it appears that my job position is to be "eliminated" on June 30, 2016.
I'm looking forward to exploring new opportunities in the coming school year, most likely in an elementary classroom for the first time in nearly six years. I have applied for several 10 month teaching positions and I'm hoping to hear soon from the right principal in the right school who has an identified need for an experienced, innovative, and student-centered classroom teacher in grade 3 or 4. Perhaps this is just the world's way of telling me I need to be working more closely, and daily, with young learners--giving them direct and daily support and encouragement, challenging them, and helping them understand how to be both safe and productive in today's and tomorrow's accelerating landslide of information. One thing is sure--we'll have fun together. That's been my teacher tagline since my first 3rd grade classroom in 1996:
I'm looking forward.
But wait, one slight detour...
"Eliminated?" I didn't know that was even a thing. Wow. Let's see what Google has to say about that word:
After June 30, dear reader, I'm a free agent.
If you know of any interesting opportunities that might be
pursued, let me know. I don't want to move from my new home in The
Nations Nashville, but I can and will commute for the right work.
Have a great week!