Today my career entered a new pathway. I accepted a postion as an instructional media specialist for two middle school campuses.Anyone that knows me, knows full well that I have every intention of retiring from education as either a director of technology or a director of instructional technology. Today marked a step towards that!
For eight years, my career has centered around mathematics. I started my career as a middle school math teacher and progressed to high school. I even taught a college developmental math course. The idea that my job will not be centered around student success in math is almost blasphemous to my mathematical study, as my dad stated! I think that the deep sense of loss that I feel is normal and I have all summer to get over it. However, right now…at this moment…I am sad!!
My new job will require that I oversee two libraries. I am not, nor have I ever been a librarian, which will be a challenge. However, I am super highly tech savvy and mathematical, which means that I can handle it…I think. I will also be responsible for helping teachers across the curriculum with “media tools” which includes training and supporting teachers with their new technology…MAC/PC and Ipad. This makes my heart happy because I have tons of ideas to help in this area.
As I miss the depth of math involvement that I have been blessed to be a part of, I fully embrace this new path. So, instead of thinking of this as “leaving math”, I should think of it as inviting ELA, Science, History and any other course to the party!
Appy hour anyone??? It’s coming to Fannin and Jackson Middle Schools! 🙂