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Posted by Yup on 11/14/2019, 4:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Resigning
I've been in the same spot as you most of my career. I'm tired of dealing with bad administrators. I've had five administrators that have been either arrested and/or lost their certification after I had to deal with them. I have two years after this until I can retire, and hopefully I can be in your situation one day. I would love to be able to tell an administrator no and hand them my keys.
Yep, was treated like dirt for many, but not all, years when I taught. Ratings didn't matter, getting numbers up didn't matter, trying to go the extra mile and be a team player didn't matter. i dealt with incompetent bullies who kissed their way up the administrative ladder. When I finally was able to retire, I had no regrets. I only missed the kids and the actual teaching so after a few years out, I came back. Now that I'm back I refuse to put up with B.S. from anyone. Admin. was going to try and pull a fast one with some classes a few days before school started and I flat told them that if they did that I would hand them the keys right now, this second and they could start looking for a new band director (first football game was in 6 days). Funny how quickly they "solved the problem" and how nice and pleasant they were to me. I think public schools need to be overhauled and I think it needs to start with administrators and supervisors. There needs to be more rights for teachers and how we are treated. The way things are now, there will be a teacher shortage in 10 years or less. Or at least a shortage of GOOD teachers. All that will be left are over paid babysitters. Oh, and administrators.