Today is my last day of work because it is summer vacation time...or is it really? At 3:30pm one of my second grade teachers came in to let me know that she wasn't planning on coming back next year. I thought I was done hiring for the year and was looking forward to three uninterrupted weeks of relaxation, but instead I will be at school prescreening, interviewing, calling referencing and getting my mind wrapped around another new teacher.
With change comes change. For the upcoming school year, I actually had to hire new teachers in Kindergarten, 3rd grade, 5th grade, Special Education and now a 2nd grade teacher to replace this one. This much change could raise some red flags, but in my case...all of this change will be good!
With our new regime in administration, we will also have a mix of new teachers to add to our established teachers. It will be a good mix of different experiences, various area school districts and upbeat personalities. However, today...I know I will have to go back to work during my summer vacation time to find the perfect 2nd grade teacher in a very shallow pool. I will do this so that my students start the year with someone amazing. Sacrifice.