The Stigma of Teacher Pay: Coming to Terms with Naming Your Number

Money is a weird thing for me. I left the classroom in the fall of 2016 to work at a tech start-up. It’s been a long journey and I often feel scummy when dollars come up. I want to share this experience with others because I always felt limited by what I knew was possible. … Continue reading The Stigma of Teacher Pay: Coming to Terms with Naming Your Number

You’ve Been on Your Soapbox About the Importance of Teaching and Now You’re a Capitalist Pig: How to Come to Terms with this Change and How to Navigate Conversations with Friends and Family. 

When I announced to my classrooms that I was leaving for a career in software sales, a few of the students were really perplexed. It honestly did make me feel like I was choosing to abandon my kids. I didn’t know how they’d react. In one of my sections a girl said “ughhh why are … Continue reading You’ve Been on Your Soapbox About the Importance of Teaching and Now You’re a Capitalist Pig: How to Come to Terms with this Change and How to Navigate Conversations with Friends and Family.