One of the greatest moments for me as a teacher is to see the students graduating, especially when so many of them believe they wouldn't have made it without our little school! I am proud to have been a part of their education, and I hope they take a little bit of science with them on to their next adventure. I work the students hard, and they often complain about all the work, but in the end I hope they appreciate the effort I put forth in doing my best to prepare them for life beyond high school.
I will miss the students and my daily interaction with them. A huge part of being able to teach a student is to understand them a little bit, and that comes from interacting with them every day - the good and tha bad. I will miss being a huge nerd in class in an effort to instill a love (or like) of science, and I will especially miss having classes with which to share all the cool science news that happens every day. I know I will return to teaching some day because it is truly my calling and my passion. Until then, I will really miss it.
And so begins the next chapter of me being a mostly stay at home Mom. I do plan to sub and tutor here and there, but I will have the freedom to do what I want and do things like be a room Mom in kindergarden! And so the adventure begins . . .