School’s out for…ever?

 This Friday was the last day of school for this academic year! Woohoo!

And it was the last day of school for me, for hopefully a long time.

 In order to not mince words, I will be quite blunt.  When called for next year’s contract negotiations I was not asked to return for the next year.  I guess that’s a polite way of saying I was fired?

Unlike other teachers who were also “not asked back”, I did not shed a single tear.  Maybe they could see how unhappy I was (doubtful), but I didn’t want to continue next year either.  However, since I am a responsible person, I wasn’t going to quit.  Being “asked to not return” is better actually, since I’ve put in enough hours to get a severance pay.  We will see if it actually gets paid, since the school I worked for has been doing shady stuff since day ONE.  When I asked why I was being let go (genuine curiosity), the answer was “performance problems”.  When I asked for more details (seeing as I had never received one warning about any kind of performance problem I might have had), they couldn’t give me any.  It seems all teachers were given this excuse.  Meaning, no reason.

 How funny is it that I thought this place was respectable.

Since I’m not fully out of the woods yet, I will refrain from the full dress-down that they deserve.  Keep your eyes peeled!

 Now you may be wondering, what’s next for me?  To be honest, I’m not fully sure.  One thing I know for certain though,  I don’t want to teach at a private K-12 again.  Maybe at a university? Maybe something else entirely.  I have a few leads on something I’d be much more interested in…but I don’t want to make nazar (jynx it)!

  I’ll have a more detailed post in September, including how I left things at the school.

 I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t leave with a bang!

But for now I’m going to enjoy my summer the best I can.  Everything else can wait.

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