Approaching year 3, I was offered an 11 month position as an ELA teacher only. Wait. What? You need me back in the classroom fulltime? At that point, I was not pleased. I didn't see myself growing. I'd taught ELA for 13 years and needed something different. I didn't look for another job but a few people knew that I wasn't looking forward to the upcoming school year.
Another opportunity came and I was offered a position back in my district teaching first grade. First grade? Me? Why? I had convinced myself that I did not want to be in the classroom anyone, BUT who wouldn't want to grow under the leadership of T. Williams. Hmmmmm. This could also give me more hands on teaching experience in lower elementary, which I lacked.