Monday, March 14, 2011
Walking Away From Tenure
Last summer (2010) I walked away from tenure and with only five years left until retirement. Why, in this economy and teacher layoffs would I do something so crazy? Was I unhappy with my job? Was I not getting along with my peers, my administrators?
I loved my job and after 18 years there it felt like home. My closest friends were there. I was a leader in my local education association, a board member for the state school library association and a frequent presenter for the state department of education. So why did I leave?
I dreamed of more....
In the midsts of the Alabama Education Technology Conference where I was a presenter at the Library Symposium I received a phone call from one of the top 100 high schools in the nation asking if I would be interested in a high school library position. I jumped a the opportunity and haven't had a moments regret. I have gained such valuable insight this year being surrounded by a new group of professionals that has only continued to spur my love of learning and my desire to grow professionally.
I can only dream where I can go from here...
at 3:46 PM