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    SraH....suggestions for you!
    By Daniela7474

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    Hi, SraH!

    I'm sorry you are feeling drained. I also taught for six years.....5 of high school and one year of middle school, at three different schools for two different districts. No matter the district, school or age group, I hated it. So I left and it's the best thing I ever did!

    What subject/content area do you teach? I taught Spanish and so I got a job as a trainer with a company that has a Latin American division. What I love about it is that there's still all the rewarding and fun aspects of teaching without most of the B.S. No grading papers, you will never work another night in your life, not to mention most weekends you'll be free too. It's pretty much a Mon-Fri 9-5 job. Trainers are often the heartbeat of the company and a lot of the big-wigs cow-tow to us b/c we're important to them. If we do a good job, the company looks good. I think it also depends what size of training department you work for. Our department has 4 trainers, which is great b/c you aren't all alone, but there's not a slew of people you have to deal with either.

    Maybe you might want to work in a museum as a curator if you taught history. Or if you were a PE teacher you could work for a YMCA as an aquatics director or sports director. (These are examples of fellow teachers I've known who have left). I know two French teachers who became admissions directors at a local community college. And a science teacher who edits science text books for Houghton-McMillan. There are tons of options, you just have to search them out!

    Good luck to you! : )

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