Something I have always embraced and have often facilitated in others.
But this time; this change, a change for ME has been difficult to navigate. I have moved from the "Hard" and am getting to the "Messy" part and look forward to the "Gorgeous" part, which I know will come.
Three weeks ago, due to budget cuts, my position as the District Technology Integration Support Specialist was eliminated. I was given the news the usual way, sitting across from the deliverer and focusing on keeping my composure. At the end of the conversation, I was told that "basically you don't have a job right now and we are working on finding a place for you." I was fine until I walked into my office and saw the face of my co-worker who had also been told of her change. It was then that I fell apart in front of those I love and trusted most. I always say "God will place me where I am needed most" but this time I needed to truly believe in it.
So many thoughts and feelings have come and gone in the last three weeks, as I packed, and worked hard on transitioning out of one role and into another. So many goodbyes, as EdTech Coaches and Instructional Coaches have different support networks. I want to work on joining those networks as I easily see the connections.
My summer will be spent brushing up on all things K-5 Content, which includes the push towards Early Literacy focus. Perhaps the three things I am most excited about include:
* Being part of a building family again, including my son who will be a 3rd grader there,
* Feeding my Literacy Love soul and sharing that love with others,
* Knowing that I am making a difference directly in the lives of those who serve students.
Change: Still Hard. Still Messy, but slowly becoming Gorgeous.
Peace, Love and Literacy!