Congratulations and Condolences

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!

11 comments:

SharleneT said...

Now, you know why you should have never prepared your room over the summer! Looked far too organized and in charge of things. Yup. Caught the attention of the principal... yup... I see a future in committee leadership... yup... You'll be great!

Anonymous said...

You WOULD BE the best for this position. Even though we all hate meetings, I think you'll do a GREAT job being the chair. Are there a lot of fieldtrips in the year? Is the former chair around so that you can get some tips/ideas from him/her? Hang in there!
Rebekah

Sparkling said...

Whooo hooo! I always say you should take on these roles so you can be one step closer to being in the know. That's one of the main reasons I am a team leader. So I can hear the info slightly before my colleagues and I can be prepared. Oh and the $3000 extra in my pocket isn't bad either. Especially when I have to sit all week this week and do extra training because I'm a leader. I find that alone a good reason to pay me!

Maranda said...

Oh congratulations!!! What an awesome responsibility. Although...I guess that's what you get for being so dang good at your job. ;-)

Sherri said...

Oh, congrats! And I'm sorry....and, well it's a mixed blessing, I'm sure!

jfb57 said...

Congratulations! We head teachers ( principles) know a great member of staff when we see them. You'll be great!

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Randy et Jan said...

Proud of you!!! Love, Mom

Teresa said...

That's terrific! I'm still waiting to be recognized in that way at my school. But I guess I would need to be in the same school for more than 2 years first...

Kristin W said...

Congrats! I hope you definitely end up with more congrats than condolences ;) What a great honor to be offered that!

Anonymous said...

It's in your genes since I too was a Dept. Chair!

Proud of you, dad

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