New Teachers Are a Long-Term Investment

There’s a universal truth among educators that the first year as a teacher is indisputably the hardest. We enter our careers with fresh idealism and vigor, often to be harshly confronted with a system that seemingly relies on survival of the fittest. Teachers transferring to a new school are also vulnerable. In my fourth year teaching, I transferred to a new school district and was hired at my alma mater. I felt confident.