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Re: 9 yrs for nothing
Similar: Was hired to fix failing JH program at small school district. By 2nd year, band had grown from 1 to 2 JH bands - both bands playing well above grade level. Principal kept harassing me - no support from HD. Was affecting my health, so I left. JH program went back down in a year. A year after that, HD got frustrated and left. Principal got fired. I enjoyed watching the Karma.
Friday night i had the opportunity to return to my last stop, for lack of a better term. It was great to see some former students and colleagues, of course, but the band....
I spent 9 yrs building that program into something. They were around 55 when i left. Now there are 10 members playing with horrible uncharacteristic sounds and twerking and shaking their butts obscenely in the stands.
I know there is nothing i can do about this, but it is hard to watch. I nearly left in tears!
At least i was able to see my little sister get married the next day, so there is that.
Has anyone else experience anything similar to this during their time? What did you do or not do?