Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 4:59pm

I teach at a school designated SURR (under registration review) by NCLB. I work with a great team, they are absolutely the best! The daily grind, though, is horrendous. Most colleagues are just depressed, the administration treats us like we can't do anything right....ugh.
Well, like most districts, we had a lot of young teachers that were given RIF notices (pink slips). Since I am no longer young, I wasn't one of them. LOL. Well the district gave an incentive and two people retired in my department. It looks as the young man will be re-hired. It also looks, though, as if someone will have to go to the high school from our middle school.
So my decision is: stay with my really great team, teaching US history or go to the high school to teach Global history (which I love).
Hmmm

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sun, 04-18-2010 - 8:50pm

I feel for you. They gave me a tough decision also. I'm really leaning toward going back to K-12. My administration can't be trusted and they definitely don't treat everyone equally.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Sun, 04-18-2010 - 8:23pm

My current administrator is the sacrificial lamb, the guy who is expendable. He can't do ANYTHING without Central Office approval. He also has some interpersonal relationship problems. In other words, he is one odd duck!
The other administrator is okay. The schedules are similar for middle and high school, two plan periods, five classes and a study all. There is a little more autonomy at the high school but less camaraderie.

I hate decisions

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sun, 04-18-2010 - 8:02pm

I think you have to look at the administration in each building and the team you will work with. Comparing the curriculum and the schedule can also help. Do a checklist of each thing that is important and then score each building. That can lead you in the right direction. Best wishes. I know this is a tough decision. I've had to make it too.


Sherry