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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.
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    Good for you but yes that must have been hard because of the kids. emoticon
    2408 days ago
    I'm sure that was a very difficult decision as you are such a great teacher but you are so right to stop admin from taking advantage of your caring qualities and force them to do what they should have done last fall.
    Hold your head up high.
    2408 days ago
    I think it's good that you stood up for yourself. What happens going forward now is in YOUR control!
    2408 days ago
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