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How I feel

Monday, August 03, 2009

There are many changes at work at the moment. Our principal left and is taking many people with her. I don't know how to feel about it. On the one had I feel pissed off that they people are leaving and abandoning the kids and the few of us that are left. Half of our teaching staff has left! What about the kids???? What about the rest of us!? The other half of me feels abandoned personally. I came to this school because of this principal. I gave up my former school system and came to work for her. I gave her an amazing year of my teaching career. And what is left? A principal that rumors say is not nice, 10 new colleagues, a remaining staff that is bitter, kids that don't understand how we staff feel. I'm frustrated by this change, but more by how I am mixed over it.
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  • LYNDA175
    I can feel your frustration! Don't form an opinion from others' opinion though on this new principal and be comforted that you will have an affect on the kids that will change their life forever.
    You have worked hard to get to where you are right now (or so I gather from some of your other sparkpage comments)...remember why you got into teaching in the first place - for this one principal?
    Enjoy the rest of your summer.
    3542 days ago
  • SONSHINE1948
    The emotions you are feeling are normal. Allow yourself to mourn your losses. Then, make the decision that you are going to do your job the best that you can, and allow the kids to express their feelings of loss, because many of them will also feel the same loss you feel. You can work through this together as teachers and students. Give the new principal a chance. After all, you did say it was rumors. Who knows, you may decide that the rumors were wrong.

    By all means, if you are a Christian, turn this all over to God. He is not surprised at all, and who knows, perhaps there's a spiritual reason this all came to pass.

    Good luck, and God Bless.
    3548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2009 12:18:30 PM
    And there you are...and you're expected to put on a smile and greet the children the first day of school with an enthusiasm you don't feel. I know having been there and done that. One highly revered principal left, and a goof off arrived in his place...though we had many of the staff stay as this principal went out of state, so we had each other for support. You will make the best of out this situation because that's what we do as teachers.
    I hope this school year turns out better than it started.
    3549 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    I sense your anger and see you feel abandoned. This is a great chance at showing how you can forge on and make life work for you and those around you no matter what it throws at you.

    Nothing happens to us that we cannot use to better ourselves with.

    3549 days ago
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