Job Security

We all want to believe that we are doing a good job at work.  We all want to be appreciated for what we do.  I had a meeting with my principal today and apparently she is very unhappy with what she is seeing in my classroom.  The funny thing is that she has only been in my room for five minute increments at a time. I have never understood what our principals hope to observe in such short segments of time. I have so many different classes that I teach which makes it difficult to accomplish all the various things she expects to see in our classrooms on a day to day basis. This is has been a difficult year for several of us.  She is basically having all sorts of meetings so that she can tear us all down and make us feel like crap right before we leave for spring break.  You know she even mentioned the fact that my ex and I are always at extra curricular activities.  I thought supporting our students was the right thing to do.  We are told that we need to build relationships with our students but part of doing that involves supporting our students.  I just don’t get it anymore.  I know I am not perfect and I know that I can always learn more and do more for my students.  I’ll be honest though, I haven’t worried about my actual job since my first year of teaching.  Now I feel like I have something to prove to a woman that is never satisfied.  I think it might finally be time to leave the district I have spent eight years of my life in and find a new home. I think it is interesting that she would mention my ex and I in the same sentence when we are not together.  The funny thing is that it was unprofessional of her to mention him to me during our meeting anyway. I refuse to let her crap ruin my trip to Spain over spring break. I need the break and the time away from this awful place for awhile.  One more week and then I am off to Spain!!!!

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