I was hired as an elementary teacher the day before school started.
I accepted the job, packed up my life, and moved hours away from my beloved home (but the area is closer to family now).
Each day, I worked hard and gave my very best effort.
Each month, it became a little easier.
This school year has been a challenging one, but I have grown so much as a teacher and an individual.
One of the most important things I've learned is that I love my job!
I'm proud that I have successfully completed my first year of teaching, and grateful for the support I have received from family, colleagues, and friends.
I look forward to not only a summer of rest and rejuvenation,
but years to come of teaching and inspiring children to love learning.