Hello! It has been a few years since I was last here. I have been in education for 13 years, I taught for 7 years then became an assistant principal at a private school. I have just interviewed for an ELA position at a middle school, and they've done a reference check. My friend who works at the school, tells me that she believes I did get the position, but the district has closed for the summer, they will reopen next Monday. This would be my first public school job, and I am terrified of moving from a private school working in administration to a public school and going back to teaching. I know that in Texas the standards have changed for the upcoming school year. Does anyone have any advice on how to read the new TEKS? I honestly feel I forgot how to TEACH!