Enough is enough
Monday, February 17, 2014
Some of you might remember that I am a special education teacher and the day before school started at the end of Aug 2013 I was asked to "fill in" and "help out" with an extended day program for students with autism. Well 6 months later I am still working 8-10 extra hours a week with these students. I do get paid that teacher supplemental hourly pay, but for the amount of work I do, I should really be earning a separate salary. The students' needs are significant and the paraprofessionals that work for me are excellent.
Two weeks ago I wrote my resignation letter effective Feb 28. It was a hard decision but I am tired of being used by the administration. Week after week I was told that they were looking for a replacement for me, yet I would not see that job on the weekly postings. I am tired of being lied to, I have caught the administrator in many blatant lies and many lies by omittion. I just need to distance myself from the situation. I know that I have done a good job with revamping the program and have provided the students with a safe, appropriate education experience.
It feels scary to just release control, especially when I have no idea who will take my place. But I now it is the right decision for me at this time.