Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blessing in Disguise

Today my principal and I met and mutually decided that teaching 5th grade was not a perfect fit for me. It has been a very difficult year, but I have learned a lot about my strengths, my weaknesses, and about education in general. For a few months now, I have been thinking a lot about the future (if you read my last post about living in the moments, sorry for the irony of following it with this). Back in February, I decided that I was going to move back to New Jersey, get a job in special education, be closer to Wes, and take some pre-requisites for grad school (maybe in Speech Pathology).  Today I was able to discuss this with my principal, and both of us are excited about the prospects for my future. I now realize that my strengths are working with small groups and I tend to have more patience with special needs students than with highly capable students, who don't apply themselves. Even though not working at my school next year means that one door is closing, I know another will open. I feel a sense of relief knowing that I can just enjoy the last 3 months of school with my class, and start afresh next year.


  1. Bethany, we think you're great...and look forward to seeing more of you next year! Good luck and best wishes as you complete this chapter and embark on another! Love, Uncle Bruce and Aunt Sara

  2. Proud of you, Bot, for persevering this year and for being able to joyfully anticipate the next few months at school, while also preparing for a good move in the future. You have been so faithful to the task this year, and God has worked through it to impact the lives of students. I am excited to see what place God brings you next, and how you will impact and bring light to more places.