Good morning, everyone.* First off, thank you for your wonderful words.
The meeting went… Okay. …. I was in quite a bit of trouble for initiating something without asking for permission first. (Sorry to be vague.)
I’m heartbroken, because the initiative I created was/IS really important to me. I think our community could benefit from it in big ways. And yes, of course there would be obstacles and maybe some not great moments, but overall? It could be great! If we would be brave and go there, but we’re not. …. Lastly, I am not someone who functions with fear as my guide, and I truly feel Fear is motivating decisions right now. That makes me incredibly sad.
I’m going to continue The Work, but am feeling underwhelmed with the lack of support by the higher ups.
On a related note, morale is incredibly low as quite a number of older employees have announced taking a retirement deal for the coming year. These teachers are incredible and inspiring, and it will feel like a very different school without them. I know budget is a huge concern, but man, is our school changing.
I miss the trust. And I miss the positive energy.
Day 277, A little wisdom from Madame Fey:
And an ‘Amen!’ from the Monster.*