I know I complain about work too much on here, but it's been quite a day.
To start with, we were informed today that our principal has been issued a Non-Renewal letter today (pink slip) along with 31 other principals. All of the schools without a principal will close. Most likely my school will be merged with a larger nearby school and my principal has been told in that case she will be the principal of that school, as the other principal is retiring. As I don't work for the school itself but for the district central services, I don't know if I will be following my students. It depends on caseload numbers. Let me mention that this is the fourth school I have worked in, and the best, and in good measure because of this principal.
If that weren't good enough, I've been going through a very rough patch with the same teacher I complained about earlier. It's still standardized testing week and I was unable to see another of her students because he is testing. He can't stop testing to go have speech therapy and then come back to the test. Once he walks away, he can't finish. She KNOWS he flips out when he doesn't get to see me, so somehow she thought she could have him see me during testing. Which he can't, and we discussed this yesterday. So, today she checked my schedule and saw that I was with students from 12:30 to 1:00 and then had a space at 1:00. So she called me at 12:25, during my lunch break, to ask me if I could take him at 1:00. I do actually have to plan for therapy ... nobody would ever ask a teacher to do a lesson given 5 minutes notice, would they? She didn't give a darn about the quality of my therapy, she just wanted him out of her room.
At the end of the day I informed her I would be taking a day off at my husband's request because he wanted me to drop him off at the airport when he leaves for deployment. Obviously this would be the last time I would get to see my husband for at least a year and potentially ever. She is aware of the situation. Her reaction? "I've already asked for that day off. And if you were gone I'd have to re-write my sub plan." Did she seriously say that to me?
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