Does your district match the qualifications specified below? Then I would like to work for you.
Wanted: An educational organization committed to renegotiating the learning journey to benefit the students 100% of the time.
If your organization is:
- attentive to and supportive of the students — not just in terms of academics and/or athletics, but with respect to the whole child throughout their career and beyond;
- led by an administration and board with exemplary qualifications and experience in education;
- managed by extraordinary educators who understand we serve the students and families of the community;
- guided and needed by teachers and staff considered valuable professionals to advise on, contribute to, and execute well-planned curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
- committed to long-term planning, using the principles of project management, and employing professionals to manage the projects;
- conscious of funding concerns, but puts the needs of the students before everything else when making spending decisions, and works tirelessly to discover funding opportunities wherever they may be for the needs of the learning community;
- focused on the well-being of its learning community and on the development of the students into well-adjusted and well-educated adults;
- and attentive to and supportive of the students — not just in terms of academics and/or athletics, but with respect to the whole child throughout their career and beyond ← No, that wasn’t a mistake.
I want to hear from you. I want to take 30 minutes of your time to interview you. I want to tour your campus. I want to research your district. Most likely, I will be keen to work for you and your community.
I am a hard worker, a reflective teacher who is constantly trying to reinvigorate and reimagine her practice. I am flexible. I am a team player, most inclined to contribute to the success of the stakeholders, rather than try to capture glory for myself. I love all my “kids,” and want what is best for them, on their terms. I invest in technology and resources to best support my students.
I love literature, especially poetry. I love grammar, sentence structure, and exploring perspectives through essays. I love teaching literary analysis. I love working with writers. I love working with young people, and enjoy the challenge I encounter each year to make English class relevant. I love teaching and creating a team of learners in my classroom.
And I haven’t been able to post much to Medium this school year, because I have been so dismayed and disappointed by the developments in public education across the country. I tried many times to write positive posts, but the words did not come out right.
Tonight, I think I might have broken out of my writer’s block, if only for a moment. I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for reading this post.