Trying to Make Lemonade

Two days, two phone calls, two opportunities to practice self-control in the panic department.

On the first day, my new colleague (the newly hired other Resource Room teacher) called me to say that she had accepted another position "closer to home" and "with better pay". I appreciate her honesty, and I surely can't blame her for choosing the higher salary, but the "closer to home" part is highly ironic: I have a 55 minute commute; she had a 10 minute commute. Hmmm....

On the second day, our dearly beloved school psychologist called to say that he was retiring. Although he was part time, he was the oil that kept our special education machine running. He will be hard to replace, not only because he was so fantastic, but because school psychologists are a RARE species in Michigan. We may very well be out of compliance soon after school starts if we don't find someone pronto.

4 comments:

roller coaster teacher said...

Deep breaths. You'll do great!

roller coaster teacher said...

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Anonymous said...

The LORD will provide. He was not taken by surprise.

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ms-teacher said...

I hate last minute changes like this! However, like Roller Coaster Teacher said, you'll do fine.

As I was reading your blog, I thought you might enjoy reading a blog from a veteran resource/special ed. teacher at http://successfulteaching.blogspot.com/

Really enjoy reading your blog, btw!

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