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.