I have some of the best coworkers in the world. My grandmother, who contributed her first day of school memory to my blog last year , is very ill. On two of the previous three days of school I have had to immediately and unexpectedly leave because of her illness. In both of those cases my secretary has handled finding me a middle-of-the-day sub, my academic coach has covered my class, and the teacher across the hall has written up lesson plans for my sub. Because of these fabulous people I was able to be out the door and headed to my family in 5 minutes.
Teachers know that being gone, especially unexpectedly, is a huge and time-consuming pain. Imagine swooping in, as my coworkers have now done twice, and doing all of that troublesome stuff for someone else, in addition to your regular day. I feel beyond blessed to work in a school with such amazing people.
When I think of school I tend to focus on the students, but these last few days have helped me to really appreciate the adults too. Take time in your school to appreciate the other adults around you. Maybe you have some of the best coworkers in the world! Tell them. Maybe you can even BE one of the best coworkers in the world. It really matters.