Hi, I’m Khristen, a career educator with 14+ years of teaching career and technical education (technology and engineering), teacher leader, a former mentor/coach for new CTE teachers in my district, former middle school administrator, wife to a CTE teacher (welding), and a mom of four.
Over the years, I realized that I was working my tail off to maintain that terrible schedule. People generally say that your first year of teaching is so difficult (which it is), but I kept wondering why it wasn’t getting any easier by year three. What was I doing wrong? I was waiting for my fairy god-mother, magical master-scheduler, or student recruiter to swoop in and minimize my course load to allow me to teach what I truly wanted to teach–but that never happened. I decided that if I didn’t want to burn out (or leave teaching), I needed to figure out a way to increase my enrollment in the courses that I wanted to teach, and that was through building and fostering relationships. What I learned–and continue to learn–is what I want to share with you each week. So please, subscribe and join me for the next “On Your Prep” episode.