This is it! The last week of school in Oceanside Unified. It is an incredibly bittersweet feeling. I'm very excited for my new position, back in the classroom, in Tennessee, but I'm also super sad to leave my Oceanside family. I've worked with so many outstanding educators these past few years and the work we've done has positively impacted both students and teachers. Luckily for me, I'll be leaving my EdTech TOSA position to a very capable teacher!
So what now? I have a few more days to wrap things up in Oceanside. This includes organizing the PLTW materials, cleaning up my Google Drive, and returning my devices and keys to my three school sites. My goal is to leave my position, ready for the next EdTech TOSA to step right in and get to work.
My family will be driving out to Tennessee in two weeks! From there, I have a few weeks to set up both our new house and my classroom. I'm honestly a little bit nervous to be back in the classroom - almost like a first year teacher. I feel a lot of excitement about the things I will do in my classroom and can't wait to innovate with my students.
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I recently made the announcement that my family and I will be moving from California to Tennessee in a few weeks. We have a house and I have a job, back in the classroom, waiting for me out there. This will be a HUGE move for my family, as both my husband and I have only ever lived in California. We are excited, but definitely a nervous excitement.
Being out of the classroom for the past four years has given me so many great tools to add to my "teacher toolbelt." Now that I will be back in the classroom (3rd grade), I'm excited to have the opportunity to implement the tools that I've gathered as a TOSA with my own classroom of students.
While I'm super excited to head back in to the classroom, I'm also a little bit anxious. Not so much for the kids - I've taught third grade before for 5 years - but for the TN standards and way of doing things. I feel a bit like a first year teacher again, trying to imagine my classroom and the way that I will do things in that classroom.
I would love to connect with some other elementary teachers from Tennessee, or maybe even some that have relocated from California to Tennessee. If that's you, leave a comment below, or let's connect through social media!
All thoughts, opinions, reflections, and ideas are that of Heather Love-Fleck, and not the school district that employs her. She reserves the right to change her thoughts, opinions, reflections, and ideas at any time.