- 6 months ago
I am a teacher who teaches emotionally and behaviorally disabled middle school students. It took a ling time for my students to accept me because people are always coming in and out of their lives. We have become very close..to the point that if I take a sick day all hell breaks loose till I return. I am the only person at the school that they listen to and will complete work for…and the only one who tends to be able to calm outbursts.
Here’s the problem…I have been having a lot of health issues due to age and stress (though it is not the students or the school per se…but issues with certification and curriculum. I have been offered a job in a different district in a school that is closer to home and pays more. I have accepted the pisition contingent upon them allowing me to stay at my old school 2 weeks after we return from a two week Christmas break so I can ease the transition somewhat. My question is…when and how to tell them? Do I wait until a couple of days before I leave, tell them as soon as we return from break or somewhere in between?
I don’ t want them to have a miserable two weeks, but I want them prepared for my absence. When is the “best” (I know there really is no best time) time to tell them I am leaving?