Monday, January 12, 2009

Better Than Expected

Friday I subbed at the school I taught at last year. It was my first time back in the building since my contract was non-renewed last May. It was kind of scary driving up to the building and parking. I honestly thought that I might throw-up. I had no idea if I would be welcomed or not.

I walked into the front office to sign in and was immediately greeted with a smile. I was only subbing a half day so I knew that if it was bad, well, at least I wouldn't be there all day. Former students came up and greeted me happily all day. My classes were well-behaved.

I talked with an assistant principal who asked what I am doing now, where I am subbing primarily, and such. Nice small talk.

I ran into an EA who works in the English dept. and she said that she didn't know that I was subbing and that I should let people know. I'm trying to figure out what to say to my mentor from last year in an email as I type this. Have been trying to think of something to say that doesn't sound breezy and stupid in an email all afternoon. I didn't keep in touch with her over the summer and now the silence is awkward. I hate bridging awkward gaps. I am pretty inept at it.

Time to quit procrastinating and write this email. She isn't at school anymore to read it anyway.


Rhiannon said...

I'm glad it went well! Hope you find the right words for the email!

Laura said...

I'm glad you had a good day. I don't know why your contract was not renewed, but I have found that people generally grow fonder and are not aware of reasons that determine how strings are moved and contracts signed or not.