We are heading into the last week of school. I have so much to do – shelf read, get books back, pack up the technology, but most importantly, I have to decide what work I need to prioritize this summer.
This isn’t going to be another rant about how teachers really do not have a break in the summer. Yes, I am busy – with my kids, home projects that I do not have time for in the school year, course work and planning for the new school year. On the flip side, I can read a book in the sun on a random Wednesday afternoon. It has its advantages.
This summer will be tougher than many. My assistant is retiring and my job is undergoing a complete overhaul. I am not sure how I will manage without the woman who has been my right hand for the past 11 years. I am not sure how I will train someone new when I do not even fully know how our world will look. I am nervous and overwhelmed, but I am also excited. I am looking forward to spending my summer getting my head around my new role. I am looking forward to growing and becoming the educator I want to be.