“As one of the probationary teachers whose career was ended unjustly in the last few years, I have to say thank you so much to all of you who are involved in this effort. At the time that it happened, I had never felt so horrible and alone in my life. I was the only one I knew who had gone through what I was going through, and some people, even family members, didn’t believe me when I told them how bad it was. To be honest that time has left some emotional scars that are still not healed. I can’t tell you how much it means to see a community of educators fighting for people like me. It lets me know that I wasn’t the only one; it didn’t happen because I really was a terrible teacher, it happened because there are some principals out there who are abusing the system. I wish I could be there in New York to help with the fight on the ground, but I’m with you in spirit! Thanks again to all of you.”
I got official word in the mail today and I am NOT being discontinued. I have all of you to thank for this! I am so grateful that you all were willing to stand beside me as I fought through this ordeal. And ____, thank you once again for aiding me in securing a position at ____ _____. I’m so excited to get started.
Francesco and Lydia, you both have been absolutely amazing and so supportive. I would love to be able to contribute to DTOE however possible and look forward to helping others escape the holds of a tyrannical administration.
Thank you all and please keep in touch!”
I just received a certified letter from ______ office stating his reaffirmation that I am discontinued from service at ______ _______ but that he will not be seeking termination of my license. I know it will likely be difficult to find employment for the fall but at the very least I will still be able to be a teacher!
I just want you both to know how appreciative I am of all your support and guidance through these past couple of weeks. It was so very important for me to know that I was not alone and I could turn to someone with experience and advice. With that in mind I would like to offer any kind of help I can to DTOE and continue to learn more about the education system of New York that we are trying to make it through. Please let me know what I can do at anytime, I will be glad to help!
Thank you, thank you, thank you,”
” Thank you for your moral support and your concern. Being part of a community, even if that community is “people screwed over by the DoE,” made the whole process less awful.
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