#04: Why I Didn’t Choose the Admin Route

The Administration Path is Not My Path. 

I’ve discovered that I get a tremendous amount of energy from interactions with coworkers and students during my days. Being a teacher is quite fantastic most of the time. We get to take students on a journey through the curriculum while getting to know them and their families. We get to witness students grow like balloons receiving helium. It is such an enlightening gig.

Don’t get me wrong; every job has its perks and quirks, and every school has a spectrum of children and staff members with their own unique needs that can increase stress. Overall, I learned that I love being in the classroom, and I think that it’s the place where I want to spend my career.

A Thrilling Love for Learning

I am certified to teach English, Social Studies, and Science 7-12. When I landed my gig, I was teaching in a subject outside of my degree, but I was certified to teach multiple subjects, so I felt confident in the content area. I ended up landing a job as a long term sub for a woman who had resigned unexpectedly. Then, I was fortunate to get hired onto the staff in the same position at the end of the year. I fell in love with teaching English. It consumed me (and still does). I started to spend my free time learning the ins and outs of my subject as much as possible.

I find it to be my obligation to know everything I can about my subject and all of the others. So, I find it essential to continue my education in and out of my subject. My first step will begin with English, but my learning will continue across as many subjects, fields, and professions as I can. The more I know, the more I can bring information and experiences to my students. 

Between the students, the coworkers, and the learning environment, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Let me know what you got your masters in and why?

If you’ve made it this far, do me a favor and reach out to me on Twitter to connect and let me know what you think.

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