I’d been hoping my school would want me full time, but despite the kind and patient explanation I was given, there was no way around it. My job was on the line. With NY’s taxes, economically devastating policies, and high cost of living, our area’s population had been steadily declining.
As last hired, I’d be first “fired.”
Not good news for a single mom of five boys.
I’d worked SO hard to obtain my teaching certification after my husband left. I’d taught myself math and tested out of classes to save time and money. I’d had a baby alone, raised five young boys by myself 26 days a month (with help from mom and some great family and friends!). I’d gone to school, worked part-time, and somehow pieced together a certification program they said couldn’t be done.Continue Reading