|The Picture From the Sunday Paper. By the way, I have no idea what I'm doing with my hands!|
"WAHOOOOO!" Click here to check it. I am still laughing so hard! I was so excited with all the points I covered and then there it was in black and white the one funny thing I said in the whole interview. It's a shallow story, I think there was a chance for a better story but it ended up just being about the stimulus money and how some districts decided to use it (wahoo!) and some decided to save it.
I will use my blog as a forum to say this money should be used to save good teachers, and those teachers should be returned to their original positions if they were effective there. My colleague and I wrote a grant for our school, started a green team, were ready to continue our work and then I got laid off. I have made relationships with families and students that has taken years to develop. I have started the tradition of an annual art show. The administration actually wanted to put me in another building because it would be "too disruptive" to put me back in the school that I have been successful in. Who would park in my "Teacher of the Year" parking space? Everybody put your money away, the parking space is still mine. But seriously, how would that benefit students? My principal was the she-man of principals when she fought to get me back at her school.
So all's well that ends well. Except, my friends, this is definitely not the end. I think we are somewhere in the middle. The part where the adventure happens.