: After teaching band for 4 years, I decided to
: move out of the band hall. I taught 8th
: grade English for one year and it was the
: longest year of my life. I took every
: vacation day I possibly could that year
: (Between my saved state days and
: professional development days, I think I
: "skipped" more than 20 of the 180
: days). Back to band the next year.
: Now a "beginners only" position
: with no ensemble, UIL, Friday night bus
: rides, or marching band? Even with no
: stipend, I'd be all in!
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: Hey all! Just a few more days!
: Here's the scoop:
: Ending 24th year
: 15th year at this school by myself
: 5 more years until retirement eligibility
: I'm getting tired of Friday nights and all
: that's associated with "steering the
: boat". My 5 year average is fair, but I
: am thinking about the possibility of moving
: out of the band hall to maybe a teaching
: position within our district after next year
: (youngest is a senior next year).
: Question; Have any of you thought about this
: and acted upon it? I'd almost entertain
: going and teaching beginners for less salary
: to stay within the band field, being part of
: a team of directors.
: Please....thoughts and advice gladly
: Thank you in advance!