Pros: opportunity to grow and assist others in their growth
Cons: evaluation process for educators
During my tenure in Nashua as a classroom teacher, peer coach and administrator I had many opportunities to grow professionally and help others do so as well.
My training and professional experiences offered me learning opportunities in: leadership, conflict resolutions, hiring/staff relations/firing, child development and management, curriculum design, assessment, technology, counseling, CPI, CPR, communications, community relations, grants, federal funds, budgeting, and most of all celebrated that I am I life long learner.
The hardest part of my job was the realization that somethings that were not right and best for the children were out of my control and I couldn't do anything about it.
The most enjoyable part of my day was watching, and listening to students and staff celebrate learning in some way. Overcoming an obstacle and standing proud and excited that they had finally got it on their terms and in a way that they now had mastered the skill.