So the school year is finished. I packed up 2 classrooms and moved my materials to a storage room until I am able to get into my new school.
Now for some back story.
I loved working with my TAG kids. I appreciate their geekiness and was so excited to have the chance to help them use their powers for good instead of evil. When I took the job, I worked full-time at one campus. Due to cuts in state funding, my district slashed the TAG budget. Some of the TAG teachers retired, others were put back in the classroom, and most of the remaining TAG teachers were assigned to work at 2 campuses. I got to remain at my home campus and picked up another one. I spent 2 days a week at my home campus and the other 3 days at the new campus.
It was miserable. I am going to go all drama here and let it out now that the situation is over. Look away if you don't want to join my pity party.
I felt so left out of everything at both campuses. I was left out of emails about those things that keep a faculty in touch. There were showers I never knew about. I wasn't invited to "choir practices." Teachers had jewelry/candle/purse parties I wasn't invited to. All those things made me feel incredibly isolated. Especially when they were talked about right in front of me. Someone is having a candle party and showing off her new house. The invitation was waved around in front of me. Yet I was never invited.
My feelings are hurt.
If there is a person on your campus who has to travel, please make sure they are included. I promise they would rather get 2 emails about something than to not get any. Make sure they don't find out about the school carnival the week it is happening. Let them know about schedule changes that affect their classes in advance instead of having it be a surprise the day of.
On the traveling teacher's behalf, thank you.