I am getting married next April and unfortunately, it has to be the weekend after my spring break because we cannot get married during easter weekend. My fiance and I LOATH the summer in California because it is too hot and we do not want to get married in the summer. Winter and fall are out of the picture for various family reasons so Spring is the only time. Our date is next April and I am thinking of taking 10 personal days off from work. This would be two weeks after Spring Break. I would have a retired teacher who's substituted for me in the classroom and help him with all the lesson plans. Keep in mind this is almost the end of the year so the kids will be much more independent. Do you think it's ok??? I feel so guilty thinking about doing this, but I have NEVER taken any sick days or personal days. I've never had a vacation because I'm always working during the summer (I cannot afford to take vacations). I guess I need some honest opinions from other teachers. People I've spoken with about this told me I'm being selfish because I already have the summer vacation, which if you're in teaching know it's not true!