Comments: SIGH

Don't even get me started about admin not supporting its teachers. I was a long term sub at a middle school outside of Fort Campbell when first married. It was the hardest job I ever had. I came home one day and told Sean if we had to eat canned beans every meal, I will never go back to being verbally abused by kids that are 12 years old. Never say never . . . I got back on the horse and went back.

I hate that you were treated so badly because you are probably a good teacher and have a lot to offer . . . have you ever thought about going to the elementary school. Not that I am biased but they are all wonderful people there . . . you might like it there. Maybe go and volunteer for a day and see what you think . . . I can give you names of some of the sweetest teachers there who would love to have you in their classroom. Please, don't give up . . . teachers need good subs!

Posted by H. Sims at September 16, 2005 03:00 PM

I have words for principals who don't support their teachers, but I don't use them in polite company.

Posted by Walter E. Wallis at September 18, 2005 05:46 AM

I agree with H.Sims...come over to the elementary. Our students are still very sweet (the majority, anyway)and our staff is great! We would love to have you. Instead of getting cussed at, you can get snotted on when the little ones hug you.

Posted by S.Berndt at September 19, 2005 09:39 AM

I agree with the elementary teachers who have commented. Both of my parents were teachers of middle school aged kids and every day I begged my parents to quit. But they were troopers and they were both great teachers. I know that you are a great asset to education system. Don't let those teenage pinheads beat you down. Start smaller and build up your tolerance.

Posted by Jennifer at September 19, 2005 04:34 PM

I'm glad to hear you don't let them do that to you any more. Life's too short. I recommend you find something you like to do. Enjoying your work makes your whole life better.

Posted by chuck at September 22, 2005 12:55 AM