Its unfortunate that a teacher has such a low salary considering they go above and beyond of what is expected of them. I have plenty of teacher friends who are in the same position where they have to buy a teacher say goodbye lesson plan hello sun tan shirt. Their supplies for their classroom. That in order to provide a welcoming environment where children come to learn. That was beyond generous of that good samaritan to help out. Don’t think it was very professional to post her salary online.
I would dare anyone who thinks teachers get “paid enough” and “get extra perks” to teach for a year. A few tips on your journey: prepare to buy classroom supplies. To deny yourself the best physical and mental care for the sake of other people’s children. Be prepared to sacrifice time with your own family to make sure your school family is taken care of. Ready to prepare to smile and put on the happy face when a parent yells at you for something that is out of your control.
Spend time to enjoy your summers (oops- that is supposed to be your free time, right……) changing old and creating new lesson plans to meet ever-changing standards. Be prepared to drive a clunker for the rest of your life.
It’s nice but it shouldn’t need to be done teachers have our young ones in their hands. They need the proper tools to raise amazing people. They should definitely at least provide with the basic needs of their students. I know my daughter’s teacher is constantly buying things out of pocket for her class. I wish I could afford to adopt my daughter a teacher say goodbye lesson plan hello sun tan shirt. She has outfitted her kindergarten classroom out of her pocket for years. Now, her principal uprooted all the teachers in her school and moved them to another grade. So guess she will have to start all over again buying for a new level.