If you follow me on twitter, you have probably heard that it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks that resulted in me getting a new job.
I started teaching 8 years ago, and I am going to be leaving the classroom…sort of. My new job is as a technology coach in my school district. I will be working with 10 elementary schools that are undergoing restructuring. I will work with staff to use and implement technology into their teaching. I am very excited!
I am also terrified.
Taking this job was a very emotional decision for me. I love my current job. I love my kids. I get to go to work every day with my best friend. My teaching assistant and I have been working together for almost my entire career. It was not an easy choice to make, and even though I think it was the right choice, my heart hurts to think about leaving my classroom.
Who knew that getting a new job would be such an emotional roller coaster? I go from being so excited and having all of the ideas to crying and thinking I’m crazy for leaving.
I told my husband earlier this year that if I was going to leave the classroom, I would want to be a technology coach. Then this position just fell into my lap. It felt like a sign. So, I interviewed and got the job. EEK!
I never intended to be a career classroom teacher. I love teaching, but I believe I can also have an impact in the lives of children in other roles in the field. I feel like this is my chance to have a really big impact about something that I am so passionate about.
So, I’m excited. And terrified. And I hope my dad is proud of me.