Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Too Good To Be True

Because I like living indoors and eating at regular intervals, I avoid blogging about any school related topics that could be construed as negative or critical. If you don't believe me, just see if you can find a single word in my archives about my previous aide.

Moving on.

But then, I moved to my new school. And there was Sarah. The words "new and improved" don't begin to cover it. Sarah, in a word, is perfect. She has an innate understanding of how a classroom, my classroom, should be run. I think it; she does it. Truth be told, she's smarter than I am and much more organized. I should be her aide. Sarah is in grad school and next year she'll be a full-fledged teacher herself. For a brief sliver of time, the kids in our room have had the rare privilege of two equally qualified teachers. However, through a fluke of bureaucracy, Sarah is not qualified to be a Pre-K aide.

Yeah. Moving on.

So tomorrow, she's leaving me. When something seems too good to be true and all that. I'm sure her replacement will be just fine; everything at this new school seems conspicuously better.

I just hope I don't hate her for not being Sarah.

Thank you, Sarah, for the best 16 days of my teaching career. I miss you already.
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Soozietoone said...

I'm not even going to ask how a smart, intuitive grad school student who is a pleasure to work with and who the kids love is not qualified. Because I don't even want to know.

Sarah Epps Standridge said...

I'm feeling very humbled by this. It has been so awesome working with you, and I will stay and/or come back whenever they want me to (and to be quite honest, it's not for the kids, it's for you!) Let's just not say anything, and maybe they'll forget about moving me!