I got some very sad news this morning. My friend and fellow math teacher might be leaving our school. Her husband (journalism teacher, also in our school) has accepted an administrative job, and they'll be moving. They are looking at options for her, including that she might commute from their new location. She is a great teacher, and I am sure some lucky/closer school will snatch her up when they have an opening. I am afraid it is just a matter of time.
I am happy for the two of them, I really am.
But now I am sitting here with a million things to do and all I can think about is how sad I am.
Colleagues make a huge difference in the quality and enjoyment of your work, don't they?
I can list a hundred reasons why I'll hate to see them go.
So. Very. Sad. For. Us.
In related news, a beautiful newly built school in Tiny Town, Kansas with an award-winning journalism department will be needing a new teacher.
And I might be needing a new math teacher colleague. But not yet.
I'll be in denial for as long as possible.