I just received an e-mail from my principal informing my department (World Geography) that one of our teachers will no longer be on our campus. This person is moving to the high school from our ninth grade campus, and our campus will not receive a replacement for this position. What this means is that our department is now down to TWO teachers (from five teachers two years ago)!
The first thing that came to mind was … WHAT?!!
I’m concerned with the fact that our department, which is still considered a “core” subject, is now down to only two teachers. All other core subjects have at least SIX teachers on our campus. This year is going to be interesting, but I know that the pressure is on for my colleague and I this year. I
“I never realised before entering the teaching profession that it is a full-time – and by full time, I mean an every-waking-hour – job. Even during sleep, I dream about school and staff and pupils. There is simply no escape.”
Secret Teacher: I can’t take the stress, but I don’t want to be a dropout statistic