Tenure

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  1. jadorelafrance

    jadorelafrance Comrade

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    I wanted to post something positive and announce that after 4 years of unfulfilling and part time jobs, and 4 years of a wonderful job with great coworkers and kids, but still worrying if I will come back every year full time (there's always the anticipation and anxiety factor, even if everything seems to be going great. I hear so many horror stories), I'd like to announce that I signed my first tenure contract for next year! So happy :)
     
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  3. mckbearcat48

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    Congrats!!!!!
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    Felicitations on your tenure contract, jadorelafrance!
     
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    Awesome job! Now please don't become of one of those lazy teachers, like I see when I sub, who gives tenure a bad name!
     
  6. SageScience

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    Are you in California?
    How long does it take to get tenure in CA?
    Congrats!
     
  7. Linguist92021

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    Congratulations! I know I felt much better when I got tenure (in California it's only 2 years).
    That doesn't mean a teacher is going to get lazy, it just means we feel a bit more protected.

    My P at the time explained it like this: if a student accuses me of cussing at them, if I'm not tenured, the superintendent might just say that she doesn't want to deal with something like this, just let me go. If I'm tenured, I have at least enough protection that they would investigate, giving me a chance to be cleared.
     
  8. jadorelafrance

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    4 years until tenure in my state. It's really not possible for me to become "lazy" as we are a very high performing school and I work with very hard-working teachers and get observed/evaluated regularly. I feel held accountable and I want to do a good job!

    Thanks everyone! It does feel like an accomplishment as it took me twice as long as someone who would just get a tenure-track job right off the bat! It's also not easy to get tenure at my school and I feel like they must really think I'm great! :)
     
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    Yay! Congrats!! There's hope for us non-tenured! :)
     
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