08 January 2011

What AM I?

lckillian...MrsH_English...Huerter0...SraH_Espanol...Sra. Spanglish

I graduated with a BS and thought I was an English teacher.

I got Spanish certification and became a Spanglish teacher.

I moved and quit teaching English (job availability, you know).

I got my first English I class on top of 2 Spanish I classes and 2 Spanish II classes.

Also, my last name has changed 3 times since I started teaching English.

And now?  Now, I don't know what I am.  Our school has recently decided to become a STEM school, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Where does Spanish fit in? I ask.  We have no idea, they reply.  But English, you know, everyone still has to write and all that.

As a matter of fact, we might not even have courses (at least in the traditional sense), starting with next year's 9th graders.  We're getting end-of-course test, standard course of study, and even seat time waivers (we think).  We will make up our own curriculum around STEM-related, health and life science problems.  Actually, 4 of the 8 of us will.  I would dearly like to be one of those 4.

Then I might finally be able to decide what I am.

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