Chuck's column: Coming and going
There's something about this job that used to bother me a ton when I was a younger teacher. Many of my colleagues thought I was crazy, but it's how I was and am emotionally built.
When I started teaching, I had a platter full of ninth graders. All ability ranges. And of course, I was excited to be in a job of any sorts, but I was having great fun in this job. I watched many of those freshmen grow over four years in the building. Then it came time to say goodbye.