After 12.5 years- I leave Union Chapel behind. I did not realize this would be so hard, but it is. It would be different if this was my choice but this is a forced change (and I don’t think I like this kind of change!). Some of my dearest friends gave me goodbye gifts and cookies and hugs and I cried (like this is something new). Now I get to go say goodbye to 2 colleagues who resigned that I have worked with 9 & 11 years. Then I also get a new administrator and new school for next year (one who does not want me and has made that fact well known). Why can’t we just love our jobs, work with the kids and quit all the other BS? Oh by the way- today was the last day of school for the kids and tomorrow is the last work day for the teachers. Another year done.