Gosh, Ellen. I cannot imagine you not being on this list. Like Christine
B, I go back 20 years as well and probably all the other familiar names that
are retired. As for me, I decided to stay on, well past 65 and now am 70
something. I love what I do so why stop? Best wishes to you. maybe we will
still do the Fat Books with Bunki. LOL
In a message dated 10/2/2012 10:53:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I am working for our state's dept of ed as a coach for districts piloting
math and literacy design collaboratives and a new teacher evaluation system.
Something a little different than art with K - 8 students! I've taught
math and literacy over the years too - so it really is a good fit.
I found out I got the job my first day back at school... it has been
bittersweet. It is hard to leave - I met my husband at the school, taught
parents of current students... our boys played in the halls when we worked on
but I'm glad I get to try something a little different.
Our youngest started college last year so this is the time to try
something - I don't know that I would have made a change when our kids were home.
There were several times I thought about changing careers - but the pros
of my job outweighed the pros of changing. The past few years I looked into
going back to school (thought about tech education), I took some Saturday
classes on peer coaching... so I know I was ready to do something else.... I
just didn't know what.
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Ellen, just curious where you are heading off to with your new job. I
sometimes think about delving into a new career or just trying something
different. Curious if you are still in education or something totally different.
Any advice for us in mid career? Katrina