Well...the time has come.
The past 6 years of my life of being called Mrs. Jones are now over, and it is time for me to move on from this place...
Not only did I attend Highland Elementary during my entire elementary experience, I also worked there as a secretary/aide for a year, and then as a teacher for five.
I taught 1st grade for 3 years, and have taught over 400 students from kindergarten to 6th grade over the last 2 years as a specialist.
I have spent 13 years of my life as a Highland Hawk...and I have to be honest...walking out those doors on Friday will be leave a bit of a lump in my throat.
I am so incredibly lucky that I get to stay home with Jack, and it really is time to go, for now. Although the past while I have only been working part-time anyway... it is time for a clean cut and different season of my life...and I'm happy for that.
So much of my identity for the past 6 years had been as Mrs. Jones, and I will cherish the memories I have of being in the classroom. I will always remember my early years of teaching with absolute fondness.
I highly doubt my teaching days are entirely through--
but...here's to remembering my first years...through early marriage to pregnancy.
This was my very first classroom.
I did just about all I could do to turn a nasty room in a trailer into a pleasant home for myself (seeing as I was there about 18 hours a day!)
Into my 2nd year, I was moved into the new addition of our school and my smelly room was upgraded to a brand new room!
I cant tell you how many of these awesome faculty pictures (and faculty shirts) I have laying around from every year. I have been so lucky to rub shoulders with these people during my years at Highland. Some of my fellow co-workers were even my teachers at Highland...which never stopped feeling weird!
Apparently, I was too busy chasing these little 6 year old rats around to catch many pictures...but, take my word for it...it was every bit as rewarding as hard work...and I will never ever forget it!
Mrs. Jones....signing out!