Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Reverb - Day 7

Community. 

Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

Oh, this is a good one!!
I have discovered a new community at my new job. Working at a small private school certainly lends itself to the formation of a family community, then add the religious component and it's even more so of a family. I love it.

We have a staff of approximately 70 people and we all know each other in some capacity. For me, a big part is that the teachers actually WELCOME the School Counselor and my guidance lessons with the kids. My experience in the public school was the opposite and the "talk on the street" is that most teachers aren't fond of giving up classroom time to the counselor.

I also have a problem with having found such a great family/community...the fact that I am constantly thinking about NOT working here next year and the stress I (already) feel over telling the principal I may not be back. I am feeling like I have no choice but to return to my previous career of HR/Recruiting after this school year. The primary reason is financially based and I'll just leave it at that. It also bothers me because this school has had a lot of turnover recently with their School Counselors and while that really isn't MY problem, I feel some pressure to stay put. Silly, I know.

As for a community I would like to be more involved in...there are a few, but at the end of the day, there just isn't the time, as much as I'd like to be a part of them.

2 comments:

emilysuze said...

That's really amazing that you've been able to participate and become a part of the school community. I miss that feeling of being a part of a school family.

Have you made a final decision about whether or not you're staying?

K13 said...

No decision. I probably won't decide until the Spring.