I find this extremely hard to believe (or maybe I’m just in shock), but yesterday I graded my last paper EVER. I am no longer a teacher at Hunter College or anywhere else.

This is both exciting and unnerving.

I’ve been learning and teaching in schools since I was 5 years old!

That’s 26 years of having summers off! —of living between semesters! —of looking forward to May!

And now, I’m neither a teacher nor a student…


I think it’s going to take me a while to wrap my head around this.

In the meantime, I am coming back to you, little blog, and my small band of followers.

My last elementary school class

My last elementary school class, 2005