I left my school in 2000 to become a SAHM. At the time I was math department chairman, teaching Calculus and Precalculus. Six years later, I'm back, this time teaching 7th grade math. It turns out that 2 of the 3 pregnancies in our department are in February. (The 3rd is in June.) I found out tonight that I'll be picking up 4 Precalc classes in February, as well as an SAT prep class-- basically taking another teacher's whole schedule for 6 weeks. (The've hired a computer person who also has a math degree; she'll pick up my classes for that time period.) Many of the people in my department are hesitant to do Precalc, and there were enough freshmen classes to go around, so this is the fix they've come up with. I'm OK with it. I helped develop the syllabus many years ago, and I love the course. I will have to hit the books; those conic formulas will be a little rusty. I think the current Precalc teacher and I may have a chat tomorrow!