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Losing Educators

By: Astrometeor , 4:54 AM GMT on May 28, 2013

We are losing several staff members at my school which brings me and my fellow peers great anguish.

The first one to announce her retirement was my band teacher. She has worked for the schools for 35 years and has finally decided to get some much needed rest. She told us that she will most likely be doing some substituting, and private music lessons, but she will enjoy her newly found free time and no more responsibilities of making sure we know each correct note. While she was quite strict and knew the art of yelling well, she was arguably one of the best band conductors in the country and will be dearly missed.

Next, my former English II teacher. She is leaving for one year (from what I have heard) to go to a local university and teach teachers how to teach. She was named this year as one of the top English teachers in the nation thanks to her students' high test scores and her enjoyable class.

Third, one of our guidance secretaries will be leaving. She handled various types of paperwork and relieved the burden off of our guidance counselors. Unfortunately, her position has been cut due to the council's budget shrinking, and has been forced into an early retirement. I will miss her after all the work she has done to make sure I have everything in order at school and answering any questions that I had during her tenure at my school.

Fourth and the biggest shock to the school, our executive principal announced that she is stepping down to go be the principal at a charter middle school. This has deeply scared the school, after all, she led us for 8 years and was the best principal that has ever led at my school. Before her, there were several horrific principals that almost forced my mother to send me and my siblings to private schools. I am glad that Mom didn't have to resort to that, I have met some of my best friends and the coolest teachers ever at MLK Magnet.

Next year is my senior year, and with many uncertainties ahead, it seems my class will have to step up and make sure this school can rebound and continue to be one of the best schools in the country.

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:45 AM GMT on May 29, 2013
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2. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:22 AM GMT on May 29, 2013
Sorry Astro for not checking your blog lately. ..I promise I will later.

So sad to let them go, after lots of fun together.

Im my case two of my best teachers from high school are retiring this year... they have been there for over 35 years both... one of them especially broke my heart when she told me.
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1. Astrometeor
12:06 AM GMT on May 29, 2013
They have announced the new executive principal for my school. She is the now former principal of the middle school magnet feeder down the street from us.

I had her for one year and from what I drew out, she wasn't very good, she shied away from the students and didn't engage with us at all. She let her "minions" (for lack of a better word) do all the student relations, which I think is a bad policy for a principal to have.
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