It’s not like you wanted this to happen.
You’re working your tail off every day teaching kids, staying up late planning (searching) for learning activities, Googling vocabulary terms right before 1st period starts, and trying your best to recruit for your program.
But I’m here to tell you, it’s not your fault.
You see, we didn’t learn how to juggle multiple preps in school. While also trying to have a life and a family.
A career educator with 10+ years of teaching career and technical education (technology and engineering), teacher leader, a former mentor/coach for new CTE teachers in my district, an aspiring administrator, wife to a CTE teacher (welding), and a mom of three.
Like many career and technical education teachers, I went into teaching being passionate about a certain area and even a specific course–but I quickly found out that in order to have a full-time teaching job, I needed to teach several other courses–which was overwhelming. I was so busy planning for sub-par classes.
I went from teaching nine preps to three. It took time, a lot of strategy in recruiting and promoting my program, improving my teaching (so students loved my classes), and building relationships.
I was able to leave school (when I was contracted to), love teaching again, and spend my time at home playing with my littles guilt-free.
I want that for you too.
“When I first started teaching CTE, I had no experience in teaching and was starting a new program for the district. Khristen’s constant guidance (and I really mean constant) helped me build a program that’s bursting at the seams with enrollment and the highest test scores in the state, all without burning myself out or being saturated with preps, grading, etc.”
– Mark H., Aviation Teacher
“When I was a brand new teacher, Khristen was the best support. I had 4 preps and no curriculum and started the week before school started. She was there to help me figure out the things like how to take attendance, put in grades, how to get a sub, etc. all of the things that you just think a teacher already knows. She was a huge help!!! And we became great friends!!!”
– Natalie G., Health Sciences Teacher