I recently accepted a position to teach HI students in Shenandoah County (Virginia). I have been away from the classroom for 3 years while I worked at WVPT as an Education Specialist. I was never far away from the classroom or the new tools that have come into the classroom. It was sad to say good bye to the talented people I worked with but I really needed to get back to my passion, teaching. I chose special education, specifically hearing impairments, because my brother lost the hearing in one of his ears (unilateral) when he was very young.
I have already met a few new people who are just terrific. They have been very helpful and friendly. I know I’ll be in good hands as I start this new chapter of my life.
If you have any advice for a returning teacher, please post them in the comments section. Thanks!