Today was a pretty typical school day right up until it was time to leave. All the teachers, including myself, were called for a meeting in the staff room. We were all told that it was the last day of one of the teachers at the school. She had gotten another teaching job at a school elsewhere in the province. Unfortunately for the school she was one of the best and the only maths teacher.
While I am sad to see her go, I am a little suprised and somewhat annoyed in how she left or at least how her leaving was handled. How is it that the she feels comfortable and the school allows her to leave with a single days notice? This is sure to put a sudden end to the little math the learners have absorbed so far. Even if a teacher were to be hired tomorrow, which wont happen, the remaining time in the term would be devoted to getting settled and getting aquinted with the school and her new classes. I have been told that the district office will attempt to fill in the position in the interim with a substitute but Ill believe that when I see it. I may have inherited the schools math position at least until the end of the term.