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- alatasamana said: Have a good new life, Miss At! God will show you another good way :)
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- simple-happy said: this has actually made me really sad, but! you’re turning the page to a new chapter - it’s exciting, thrilling! and it’s a part of life :) good luck miss At!
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- ohkellynicole said: Oh my goodness….I don’t know how to feel right now. You have changed those students’ lives forever, though. I’m sure of that. And they changed yours too.
- marilynbrown said: I just made the decision to leave the teaching profession this year, too! I had my son last year, and this was the hardest year of work I’ve ever experienced… keep looking forward, it’s worth it!
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- thesham said: Good Luck! Chin Up! You’ll find another bunch of kids sooner or later and you’ll learn from them next crowd and again the fallowing group and so on. They won’t forget you ever. When they are teachers or have kids they will tell “Ms At” stories.
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This week has been incredibly tough for me. I did something that was really hard and has left me slightly heartbroken. I thought I should tell the tumblr community now too.
Since I stated teaching at my school, the students, with all their “wisdom” and “care” have reminded me time and time again that it’s too bad I’m “Miss At” instead of “Mrs. At.” They have also shared enough love with me, that it has been okay being single in a city far away from my family and friends. My students have overfilled a void that would have been in my life if I had any other career. I can’t thank them enough for teaching me more about life than I thought possible.
However, as many of you know I’ve met Joserisms, and am completely and utterly head over heels for him. I’m in love and going to spend the rest of my life with this man, and I don’t want to put off marriage and a family with him longer than I need to.
With things at my school being a bit shaky, and after speaking with my current principal, my previous principal, my college professors, and my superintendent, they all gave me the same advice, and all for my personal benefit, not theirs. Something I’ve learned is when you get the same advice from so many people you respect and trust, you listen.
It’s time for me to leave my school.
I have one last week (until I don’t know when) that I’ll get to experience those crazy “Hey, Miss At” moments. I’m not sure what will happen this next school year—if I’ll have a teaching job, substitute, or play the kazoo on a street corner for pocket change. What I do know is that God has a plan in place, and getting a job is easier than everything else He’s done… but if any of you have a teaching job for me in Fresno, CA, I would be delighted to take that on.
*To my students* I know you’re going to check this, so I want to tell you again how much I love you. Teaching you has been the best experience and I couldn’t possibly ask for better students. You have been so supportive and so understanding in this, and saying goodbye to you is the HARDEST thing I’ve done. I will miss you all dearly, but know I’m still here for you, and I still want to know about all the crazy things that you do next year. You are all great people, and your new teacher will love you just as much as I do!