Who has 20+ years of teaching?

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  1. urban teacher

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    20 years. 3 states. Every grade level and most disabilities. Thank god I’m graduating Monday and looking for MPA jobs
     
  2. Ima Teacher

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    This is year 25 for me.

    All of my years have been in the same district. I started at the high school and moved to the middle school after two years.
     
  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    MPA? What does that stand for?
     
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  4. TeacherNY

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    I started subbing in May of 1998 so 20 years for me!
     
  5. Joyful!

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    Congratulations! Thank you for teaching so faithfully!
     
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  6. readingrules12

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    25+ years for me. :)
     
  7. swansong1

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    40+ years for me. Every year I say I'm going to retire and then I go back.:(
     
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    25 years here...........retired. (Thank goodness!)
     
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    Just coming to end of 28th year. 26 full time (21 in my last school) then after taking my pensions 2 years on supply. Probably worked about 60% of the last 2 years.
     
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  11. futuremathsprof

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    Are you going to work until you physically can’t anymore? What about retirement? If you keep this up, then you will just live to work...
     
  12. Leaborb192

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    As a novice in the profession I say CONGRATS to all of you and keep pushing on! We need you guys to be our role models! It's refreshing to work alongside 20 + year veteran teachers who STILL get up and go to work every day , give it their all (despite how difficult the profession has become) and LOVE every minute of it! It gives me hope for the future!

    :heart::heart::heart:
     
  13. Teacher234

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    I have! (after this school year)

    Wait....why did I put an exclamation point....I am really old (47).

    I have taught many grades, taught in various settings, and classrooms.

    A colleague of mine has been teaching for 35 years. She is 62. On the other hand, another colleague of mine has been teaching for 4 years and is 31. Both teachers are in my department.
     
  14. teacherintexas

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    I’m finishing up number 25. I work with two teachers who are finishing up year forty.

    I can retire in four years but won’t be able to afford to retire until eighteen years due to insurance changes from the Texas legislators. If I didn’t need medical insurance, it’d be easier to retire.
     
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    I am 5 years younger than my husband, so I may retire when he does. I have my health, I enjoy my job, I get enough time to pursue other interests, and I will only be working part time starting next year. Seems to be the ideal of situations for me.
     
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  16. CindyBlue

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    39 years for me this year. I plan on at least one more year. I'm having too much fun :)
     
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  17. scholarteacher

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    I'm finishing my 35th year. I was in private schools for 22 years, so I can't retire yet.
     
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    You didn’t contribute to a Roth IRA or 401k? Why not?
     

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