Showing posts from February, 2014

You can take the teacher out of the classroom.... but only for a little while

After my last blog post, I was overwhelmed with the amount of encouragement and support I received. It has been wonderful to know that so many people believe in us and want us to find happiness, no matter the path.
I knew when I wrote about changing my priorities, it would be easier said than done. It's easy to make plans, but so often, it is difficult to follow through on them. Well, after almost a month, I think it's safe to say I have taken some steps in the right direction. 
My big announcement for the month is a career change.... back to the classroom. I spent more than two years as an Assessment Specialist, working in the central office of a large school district. I took the job because it was a promotion and it was a "prestigious" position. My primary responsibilities included constructing benchmark assessments for students in middle and high school in language arts. I rarely worked with teachers or even left my office. I spent most of my days in front of a co…