Why Leaving Teaching One Year Ago Was the Best Decision

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1. COVID-19

Schools were wholly unprepared to close due to a global health pandemic. It’s an unusual circumstance, no doubt, but the transition for teachers was particularly tough.

2. Ignoring teachers as leaders

Even before COVID-19 there were so many problems with education reform efforts and school leadership.

3. Personal health and happiness

I left teaching during a particularly rough period in my life. I didn’t know my diagnosis at the time when I was dealing with a multitude of debilitating symptoms, but I knew that I couldn’t manage them while being a teacher.

4. Salary and retirement

It’s no secret that teachers don’t earn enough salary to begin with.

Stories of a former high school teacher, now business consultant. Husband. Travel fanatic. Obsessed coffee drinker. And all-around nerd.

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