lol...you know...I thought that when June 4th came and I was done with school...Id be done. Apparently not so. I was not renewed for contract for the next school year. I made some mistakes in the first half of the year. Some mistakes were simply my following advice of other teachers AND people I was supposed to ask for advice. Other mistakes were just based out of my lack of experience. I woke up this morning and read an email from my mom...then I checked my voice mail and there was a voice mail from her too. Apparently, my principal wrote a letter to the state where I was originally licensed after I graduated college and they are in the process of taking away my license! I checked my license online (I dont knwo if I can in the other states I have a license in)...and it says "This license may be revoked based on the results of the background check" I checked my license that I printed out and that Ive been sending to districts as I look for a job...and sure enough...Im sending them a license that says right on there it might be revoked! I don't know why it says background check. This is embarassing, humiliating, and degrading. He even told me at one point this spring that I could use him as a reference...that he would tell them what happened, but at the same time tell them what I did to make corrections. He never once mentioned this at all. I checked out and shot the breeze with him for 45 minutes, not a mention. I dont know if he is going to the other states Im licensed in as well or what. I called the local association prez to get some advice but he wasnt there. I am so...lol, censored......angry! As I look for jobs, potential employers are looking at this...and Im sure Im being passed on by as they see this junk pop up. I dont even know what to do now..fight it or what. After all the crap I put up with...and then this...its like, I just want to give up and forget about teaching all together. Ive already applied at a trucking company, but I feel stupid not using my degree. I was going through a funk of deep depression this spring and it pretty much ended when I turned in my keys. I havent been on the side of town where that school is, since I left. After taking a break from thinking about jobs all together, I started applying at places in my home state. I just got a note back...147 people applied for the same spot I did. I figured if I got a job trucking, thatd be.....ok? Or if my wife got a job...wed move and Id do something. But you know what...five years of college working and training me to be a teacher seems flushed down the toilet because of a few mistakes I made during my second year teaching. I just cant believe this.