Classroom teacher for 7 years, 5 of them in kindergarten, out-of-classroom teacher for 10 years before that, now in my second year in admin, overseeing some 200 students under the age of 6.
I work at This School, in The City, in Canada. This School is private (it seems I have built a career working with children of privilege, but that is another story.) I work with a team of amazing teachers, assistant teachers, early childhood educators, and specialists. We laugh together A LOT, and when we cry, we never cry alone.
Overall, I’m lucky, and I know that. This School has a maximum class size of 20. Our kids are properly fed and properly dressed and have very committed parents. My boss inspires and challenges me (in a good way) every day. The content we teach is extremely developmentally appropriate (and FUN!) for the ages of our students. That said, some days it is all I can do to keep all my marbles in one jar. And THAT, my friends, is where this blog comes in…