The other day I found this ridiculous note in my work mailbox from Thief Teacher. Here are two little bits of info that you should know before reading: 1.) Apparently Ms. C *, another teacher, helped her pack up my stuff. 2.) I wrote her a note asking her where some personal items were. Okay, so here's the note. It read:
Thank you for your note. I do want you to know that Ms. C helped me for eight (8) hours -- it was so precious to watch the care that she gave in packing all your things so neatly, so that you're (sic) unpacking process would be smooth & easy! She was awesome in the way she gave her time, heart, and organizational skills to help me and help YOU! So I wanted you to know. :)
I'll keep a look out for your zip disks -- I don't recall seeing those. Was your raffle canister the Holloween (sic) one? Also I will have to replace your twelve pack of roller ball pens, because I have been using them (sorry). Hope all goes well with your new position!
Isn't that a racket? Anyway, I was inquiring about her the other day as I noticed that she had been absent quite often for a new teacher. Initially her fingerprints hadn't been processed (and one cannot enter a classroom unless fingerprints are taken for safety purposes). So that gave her a few days here and there to miss work. But after two weeks of absences, I inquired again.
"So what's up with Thief Teacher?"
"Um.....she resigned from the district**," my facilitator told me.
"WHAT? She RESIGNED?"
"Yep, she just quit....she couldn't handle your 8th graders, I guess."
So it's true. She's gone, goodbye, adiós!! Ya no más. And after all that hoopla too.
* Now Ms. C is a bit wacky herself, but I do trust her.
**Resigning from the district is career suicide. I can't imagine that someone would spend 5 laborious years in college to get a teaching credential, and then QUIT!