As the cat is now out of the bag (judging from some messages I have received lately), I wanted to announce publicly that I am leaving Ipoh International School with my last day to be October 30th, 2009.
First let me say that teaching aside from writing is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done and I definitely plan to keep that as my career for now at least until THE ABSENT is a #1 bestseller on the New York Times Book list.
I also wanted to say I really enjoyed the relationships with students I had at IIS and the classroom experience….I will cherish some of those for the rest of my life….I never thought I would say this but I like working with teenagers-it’s tremendous fun and intellectually stimulating.
However, for a host of reasons (salary, infrastructure, my continued growth as a teacher), I feel it is definitely time to move on….The key in having a job is knowing when the right time to leave is….I’m not going to bash my present employer (that’s not professional) unless they totally cheat me on any of the outstanding issues with them in which case LOOK OUT!!! But I just feel in order to be better teacher I need a better school.
So anyway, we’ve still got two months and I plan on getting as much done as I can….I want everybody to do as well as they can on the various exams coming up.
This shouldn’t be sad….Life is filled with people who come into your life for awhile and then are not there anymore….If you are spiritual, you could say this happens for a specific reason and these specific people bring something positive that wasn’t there before.
In any event, good luck to any students reading this and let’s make the next two months a flapdoodling good time!