I have a contract for next year! And it’s full-time!
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve lost my job every year since I became a teacher because Arizona doesn’t ever know if they’re going to be able to pay me until it realizes what a bad idea it would be to put 85 students in a room with one teacher. Which is what would happen if they didn’t hire back all of us they let go every year.
So… anyways, this year, they weren’t ever planning to completely let me go. They just wanted to give me an 80% contract. But my awesome principal worked his magic again, and got me 100% and a contract that makes it more difficult for them to let me go ever again. AND… because they never let me go, I GET MY FIRST RETENTION STIPEND. Because they retained me for the first time ever!
Everyone should eat a cookie, because it will remind you that there are some good things in this world that God gives us for our delight… LIKE A GOOD JOB!