Friday, July 02, 2010

Movin' on - again

It says a lot when an almost over the hill chick living in a foreign country looks for a new job during a global recession - hahaha. Today was the last day of school and my last day at the school. I'm movin' on.

It's been a hell of a year with too many students and too little support. I had an unreasonable workload and the senior school administration turned a deaf ear. There were so many things that I had to do and so many students that the rhythm of my week was exhausting. I never had time to develop my teaching practice and be innovative in my classes. I ran out of steam and patience by Wednesday. What a shame.

What's a girl to do? I heard about the possibility of a new international school coming onto the scene so I dusted off my resumé and knocked on their door.

Even as a child I would sit back and wait for the other kids to play nice. You can only push me so far and then I reach a point that I quit banging my head against the wall to try to understand and accommodate others. I would take my doll and go on home and play alone if need be. But not before telling you just what I think about you. I'm still like that - lol.

My Yearbook 2009/10 was a huge success with everyone saying that it was the best yearbook yet, so I finished the school year on a high note. I left on good terms with new owners (the school was bought by a business group 2 years ago), women in the admin, and the current principal.

I take with me 3 years of MYP experience, lots of memories and enough stories to keep me blogging for a long time to come.

I'm not goin' away mad, I'm just movin' on.

Again . . .


Anonymous said...

u go girl.keith

Cristina Costa said...

I admire you so much.
You go. You will do fine. actually you will do more than fine. Show them how it is!

And yes, I truly admire your sincerity. Pity others might. I too have played dolls many times on my own, but now before... you know! ;-)