Family Planning as a Teacher

Last October, I told my boss that I was pregnant.  Naturally, he asked about the due date.  When I said that the baby was due two weeks after school ended, he said, “Perfect timing!”  I sighed relief.  When I was pregnant with my first child, my principal was not supportive; she suggested that I intentionally [...]

By | 2017-04-23T22:42:28+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

150 Articles Later: A Reflection on My Time at The Educator’s Room

In October 2012, my local newspaper published "Exhaustion of the American Teacher" by John Kuhn. I remember reading the article once. Twice. Four-hundred times. It simply spoke every frustrated, burnt out end of my professional being. If you haven't read it yet, please stop reading this article and go there. So, like any curious reader, [...]

By | 2016-11-06T22:04:55+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Classroom Leadership, Featured, Opinion, Series, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Unnecessary Tasks of the Teacher

The law is changing for the college administrator; under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the institution must provide overtime compensation for some administrators (based on annual salary). Since my salary is below the benchmark, I will be compensated for any work over 40 hours a week. During a staff meeting, my director asked us [...]

By | 2016-11-01T13:44:11+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments