There is so much I want to tell you, so much I want you to know about how successful our relationship is going to be. But I need to grab your attention and hold it, so I have to choose what I write carefully.
I am going to pour my heart and soul into my work at your school.
First, some background (I am all of these things, whether I'm currently doing them or not).
- Always and most importantly, a teacher
- A literacy coach
- A staff developer for The Reading and Writing Project
- A staff writer for Lucy Calkins
- An editor for Heinemann Publishing
- A blogger for Two Writing Teachers
Here's what I've been thinking lately. I miss having a school to call home. I miss the unity, the camaraderie, the striking change students undergo during a school year. I love working with a mix of teachers, visiting schools, and writing. I will continue to do these things when I can. But I also think it's time to return for a while to the heart of the work.
I haven't quite decided which is the right setting for me, and how much time to divide between you and my family. When I do, you'll be the first to know.
We'll be seeing each other soon.
Until then, I remain respectfully yours.
Anna Gratz Cockerille