These were my thoughts before publishing my resignation speech. I wanted to share this post and my resignation speech for my new readers out there. It is central to understanding my commitment to public education.
My resignation was approved.
Since 2001, I have been more than simply employed as a teacher. I have been a teacher. When September 1, 2014 comes, and my resignation is official, my employment status will change. But I will continue to be a teacher, not just because I am choosing to homeschool my children until we get settled in a new town and until all of them are out of preschool, but because a teacher is who I am.
Most resignations slide by unnoticed, unless it is due to some violation of the law. But my resignation was different, to me at least. A cacophony of emotions swirled, all competing for space in the crowded confines of my mind. I spent 4 nights between the times of 10 pm and 3am trying to compose my resignation speech. A speech that no one expected me to give.(In fact, I wonder if…
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