I am sometimes asked by others what my favourite job has been in education. I can honestly say that I’ve loved all of them — Teacher, Science Department Head, Vice-Principal, Principal, Director of Instruction, Assistant Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and now Superintendent.
But the one with the greatest Pure Joy has to be teaching — being in my own classroom and interacting with my students was awesome! I was a ‘substitute’ teacher (now known as a TTOC) in my first year and then taught in 3 different schools for the next 9 years. Those 10 years in the classroom at the beginning of my career were magical.