I just wanted to say I'm glad I found this community. I love my job. I am very lucky though. I work in a good school with pretty good administration. I believe 90% of my school is full of committed professionals, down to the janitors. In fact, one of our janitors is part of the backbone of our school. Again I am lucky. My first year I was not supported. I was bullied in and out of the classroom.
Now that I am a member of my Union, I am much more active. Trying to make the change I want to see in this world. We are underpaid and overworked but still I believe if you are teacher down to your soul, you are a teacher down to your soul. It doesn't matter to you. You are always kickin ass everyday for your kids.
We are grunts in a war.