Today I signed my professional evaluation. Several times throughout the school year, a supervisor walks through each classroom. Occasionally he or she stays and actually checks things out. I wasn’t looking forward to this year’s eval. Seems like every time the AP came into my room, something was wrong.
I expected my evaluation to mention my messy desk, inappropriate foods, and inappropriate words. It didn’t. What it did mention were great things about me. The AP used words like efficient (must have me mixed up with the other Ms. A.), effective, compassionate, thorough, resourceful, engaging, and respectful. He also listed my extracurricular activities. As I read them it dawned on me why I am always so tired.
That piece of paper said wonderful things. Glad that’s over. I can relax now, kick my shoes off, and be myself.