I didn’t realize until several days ago that my current long term teaching assignment was given to me by God because He needs me there. The women I work with were broken; beat down mentally and emotionally; wrecked with doubt and it has been my mission to remind them of how amazing they are, treat… Continue reading Given True
This week I have to prep my 3, 4 and 5 year old special education students for an active shooter/lockdown drill. Pause. The key words are: run, hide, fight. We will be hiding, within a locked closet, within a locked and barricaded room, with the lights off. This is our reality.
It’s now moving into the Thanksgiving holiday week; I’ve been in the classroom everyday since school resumed after Harvey. Life is finding it’s new normal; the old order of things has truly passed away. I feel like as a community we are becoming fluid instead of flexible. If you think about a bendable straw, it’s… Continue reading Impactful Living
It has now been an official month since Harvey hit. And when you think about a month’s time, a lot has occurred. Debris piles are slowing being loaded into massive dump trucks, all the Sheetrock and sanitizing and tearing out is finished at my church in all the buildings. Let the rebuild begin! I had… Continue reading Slowly Accepting Change
This gift was probably the most heartfelt and beautiful gift I have ever received. I’ve been busy working as a long-term Kindergarten sub at French Elementary. Their teacher had her baby, so the school called me and requested that I please come and finish out the year. It was the last day of school, and… Continue reading Sunflowers
Working as a substitute teacher is a challenging job. Everyday I walk into a new school, a new classroom, a different set of students and their needs….every day was indeed a new day. I worked my way up from the bottom, with the district’s most challenging schools, teaching only Kindergarten and 1st grade, sometimes Special… Continue reading They Proved My Worth
As I look around this classroom I see several life saving factors; a door and several low windows. Except, the door doesn’t lock and the windows don’t open. If the unthinkable happened, how and where would I place my students in my care out of harms way? It is the new reality, the world we… Continue reading New Reality