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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jonathan K.

 Today's post is dedicated to one of the fallen.  Posted by Jonathan K. yesterday. 
Jonathan K. says:

My physical and mental health has suffered noticeably since my career was snuffed out by one corrupt individual. I wish I was the type of person who could “build a bridge & get over it”, but I’m not wired that way-

I obsess over the way I was treated and my career was ended. Each long, lonely day is a bitter reminder. Today I was in the home of a teacher and when we talked I wanted her to tell me how awful her teaching experience has been. I hate myself for thinking like that! But, I guess I’m just trying to justify my own feelings over my situation.

I was always a very positive, enthusiastic teacher. Every day was an opportunity to teach kids and reach kids, change the world & make it a better place. This awful situation has tormented me, changed my outlook on life… Although I have some great memories I really wish I never got into teaching and never experienced first hand this soul-sucking disappointment…

I’m in my mid fifties, an age where I should be celebrating my accomplishments, but I’ve never felt more lost & alone…

I had a plan, and it was a good, solid plan. I was willing to do whatever I had to to become the best teacher I could be. And I did it! I listened and learned and put in a tremendous amount of time and effort. Then I ran into one individual who was given enough power to destroy everything I worked so hard to create-

I never believed life was this cruel. Apparently it is. All I can do now is “fight the good fight” and try and expose my monster so that he and others like him, can’t do this to other teachers. It’s too late for me, but not for the young teachers who are just entering the field. If I can change the world and make it a better place for them, all my struggle would’ve been for a very good reason…



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