My child has a male kindergarten teacher. He seems like a loving man and my friend's daughter had him last year and they had a lot of positive things to say about him. Our school is one of the best schools in the whole district. (Our district covers the entire county, which has over 2 mil people.) I don't think the principle would hire him if he was bad.
However, I have two reasons to worry. The first is that he is really young. My guess is 26 or 27 tops. My other reason to worry is that he has taught at three schools in his short career. I have heard that sometimes teachers who are bad or hurt kids move around a lot. I am especially worried because his first job was in another state.
Am I crazy? What can I do to find out more?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 AM on Sep. 12, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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I also found school bored meeting notes from his former school district in Minnesota. In a section marked "Human Resource Decisions" it said his name followed by "Non-renewal of contract due to reduction in force." WTF does that mean? Non-renewal does not sound good though.
That doesn't mean he got fired. It means they had cut backs and because he was a new teacher he got cut.
I would offer to volunteer in the class and spend some with him and the students. See with your own two eyes what he's like. There is no better way to see what kind of teacher he is.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 9:31 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
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