I decided after much soul searching this year that I need a change. So, I spent much of this spring interviewing for various jobs in my school district. I interviewed for a school technology specialist job in May and didn't get the job. I was bummed, but came to acceptance with staying at my school that I've worked at for 19 years.
Then today I got a call. Another position opened up for the technology specialist job and they wanted me! I'm such a bag of mixed emotions right now. Excited for the new opportunity and to get to use technology. Sad to leave behind my coworkers and students of my school. Scared about the change. Unsure about how I'll feel about not having my own classroom with my own kids.
I don't know many details yet, but I'll be working in 2 elementary schools in my school district and I'll be in charge of all the tech stuff. I'm hoping to be able to teach students on techie stuff and that will be enough of the teacher stuff to help me get over not having my own classroom--plus, no classroom=no sub plans when I'm sick, no recess duty, no parent-teacher conferences, no report cards...etc etc etc.
I'm not sure what will happen with my blog. I don't know if I can just rename it, or if I need to just start from scratch. Or just keep it the same but change the focus more to technology and less on the first grade and teaching stuff.
Have you gone through a change where you left the classroom? Was it hard to leave the kids behind? If you have any tips for me as I transition I will gladly take them.