I announced in June that I was finished/laid off from teaching because of a new VT law stating that all preschool head teachers will need an Early Childhood license as of July of 2016. Since I have a BS degree in Elementary Education, I will soon no longer be qualified. My employer posted an ad for a new Director/Head Teacher 8 weeks ago and has still been unable to fill my position!! I just found out last night that the preschool needs me to come back to prevent the school from being closed down. This little non-profit, cooperative preschool has been in operation for almost 30 years and there was just no way I could let that happen. I reluctantly told my boss I would return and resume my duties until they can hire a replacement.
This new course of events completely changes my plans for running my own home based business. I’ve been working so unbelievably hard all summer to get my little Etsy shop stocked and looking good with beautiful photos, new patterns and designs, and the chunkiest knits you ever did see! My heart and soul were invested in this new work-from-home adventure I was about to go on. Suddenly, my mind is flooded with all of the things I need to get done before the start of school later this month. There is a classroom to arrange, lesson plans to write, name tags and folders to prepare, and a million, zillion other things to get finished. My heart is conflicted, but I know, without a doubt, that I did the right thing. The children and their parents need this little preschool and the teachers that work there need their jobs.
Hopefully a new teacher will be found and I will be able to work towards my dream yet again.