Congratulations and Condolences: This is what my husband had to give me last night when I told him what had happened.
That morning, I had been called into the principal's office. That always makes me want to pee my pants...
She started off telling me what an excellent teacher I was. Something about my "good ideas", and "organization". I was feeling really nervous at this point. When someone starts out by praising you, it's either because you're in trouble, or there's bad news, or they need something from you.
Sure enough, then she asked me if I would be the Kindergarten Grade Level Chair.
The Grade Level Chair (GLC) has to attend a monthly meeting and is responsible for communicating directives from the administration to grade level team members. The GLC also has to coordinate things like field trips and other affairs.
I said I would do it (although I didn't really have much of a choice!), even though I'm a deaf education teacher who is split between Kindergarten AND First grade. Apparently my principal thought I would be better suited for this job than my three other Kindergarten colleagues.
So I'm flattered that she thought I was worthy! But I despair over the extra responsibility!
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