The daily life of a Middle School Library Media Assistant.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Empty Tables

Had our last staff meeting this morning and I just worked on getting things boxed up from teachers bringing their stuff in. Mrs. M did a nice recognition of Mrs. H and all the hard work she's put in this year and Mrs. H recognized us for our efforts. Withdrew old teacher books, boxed them up, signed out teachers. Went to the final Library Media meeting today and recognized all the Librarian teachers there that were retiring - a lot were only retiring since they no longer had jobs. Then we recognized all the Librarian teachers that were leaving because of job loss. As name after name was called, I watched the tables empty. Even with a group that didn't come because it was too much to handle, it was still disconcerting to see more people up at the front than still sitting at the tables. I must admit I cried a bit. These amazing people are so passionate about their jobs and the kids they work with it was very hard to say goodbye. Then back to Sprague and continue digging out the books.

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