Last year I not only ended my third year in my teaching career, but I said goodbye to Leap Science and Maths School...
Part of me is so excited for a new work environment that will no doubt bring with it new challenges.The other part of me is sad to say goodbye to this group of learners. We've been together since their grade 9 year and I would've loved to see them through their final year in high school, but as my friend always used to tell me, every year there is a new excuse to stay just a little bit longer and so it is important to go with your initial gut feeling.
I will always be grateful for the opportunity Leap gave me when no other school would take a second look at me without a qualification. It is here where I gained my confidence as an educator and also where I became brave enough to accept that I will never be good a good enough teacher. I will never arrive. It's important to feel like this because our children deserve teachers who always strive to be better than what they already are and changing schools is the best way I can do that.
And so I look forward. To new children. To new colleagues. To new teaching material. The future is blurry, but is it ever clear in reality?