My Real Life

July 25, 2013

Big News

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I haven’t written a lot lately.

Not because I haven’t wanted to, but because I’ve wanted to write this post, but wasn’t quite sure what to say.

You may remember that I wrote a post that went mini-viral (in my little world, it was totally viral) and then was picked up by the Huffington Post.

That post can be found here.

It was a good post.

It was heartfelt, poignant and true.

It was about the last days of school from a teacher’s perspective, and had I known that it would actually be my last last day of school as a teacher, I can’t even imagine how much I might have cried while I wrote it.

See, I have a new job.

I’m no longer an 8th grade World History teacher.

I’m now an administrator.

My official title is Supervisor of Instruction (our district is moving away from the Vice-Principal title, for those of you who are wondering what the heck a Supervisor of Instruction is) and I’ll be the Supervisor of Social Studies and Language Arts in our building.

I’m thrilled.

I went back to school for my Principal’s certificate, and obviously, I wouldn’t have gone back for the certification if I didn’t intend to use it.

So, please know that I am absolutely thrilled with this turn of events.

Yet, I have shed some tears over the fact that the days of having my own class of children are over.

I will miss that daily give and take.

I will miss the relationships that form.

I will miss teaching.

I am so excited, however, to give back to our students, our school, our community, in this new way.

I’m ready to work with teachers and students, together.

I believe in public education.

I believe in the other administrators in my building.

I believe in the teachers with whom I work.

I believe in the students that attend our school.

I believe that I have made a difference over the past 18 years, and I cannot wait to make a difference in new and exciting ways moving forward.

So, those last days of school I wrote about will now be indelibly inscribed on my heart as my very last days as a teacher.

And as I look toward my first days as an administrator, I am embracing the challenge and looking forward to all of the new things I am about to experience.

The times, they are a-changing, and it is only out of change that great things can occur.


  1. We have to talk! Are you working at AH this summer?

    Comment by Paula — July 25, 2013 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  2. You’re gonna be fabulous! 🙂

    Comment by Rachel — July 25, 2013 @ 7:47 am | Reply

  3. Congratulations Amy!! 🙂

    Comment by myliladventures — July 25, 2013 @ 7:49 am | Reply

  4. So big, congrats!

    Comment by Anna — July 25, 2013 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  5. SO happy for you and this amazing opportunity! 🙂 I have no doubt that as a teacher you will bring fresh perspective to the administrative role. :)-Ashley

    Comment by The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) — July 25, 2013 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

  6. And now it’s time for a new perspective :0) You are ready for the this path that lies in front of you. Take a deep breath and never look back. Wishing you the best.

    Comment by Carla — July 25, 2013 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  7. Congratulations!! So proud of you!! <> kiss kiss

    Comment by aliciabozza — August 7, 2013 @ 7:52 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Alicia!

      Comment by Support — August 7, 2013 @ 8:09 am | Reply

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