I have taught Kindergarten for the past 8 years (this year was actually a Kdg/1st split). Our district is in trouble financially, so they have had several furloughs. I was to be furloughed this year, but I was able to add secondary English to my certificate. This allowed me to "bump" a less senior teacher. I will now be teaching 9th and 10th grade English, both academic and general. I have not been in a high school classroom since I was in high school! I have been looking at the teacher manuals - OH MY! I have so much to learn.