During my career, I've started over three times. My full-time positions have taken me to four schools, three public and one private. I've been in my current position for nearly 14 years, and I'll be starting over yet again come August 2017. My district is officially relocating my grade level to Middle School buildings. I've prepared for (and prayed for) this kind of change for years.
With professional change comes personal change, too. As I think ahead to what it will be like to teach in a Middle School, I have more questions than answers. In time, the answers will come, and I will be able to map out a plan for the transition. Packing up my classroom is the easy part. Saying goodbye to what and who I've known for 14 years will not be as easy.
I welcome the changes on the horizon, though. They will challenge me. They will mature me. They will humble me. Along the way, I plan to be open, honest, and reflective about my thoughts, worries, victories, and fails. The road ahead is being paved for me, and I'm ready to travel on it.
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