On Friday, at the end of my planning period, my principal called me to his office and told me that the school board voted on Thursday night to non-renew my contract for the next year. When I asked if there was a reason, I was told that none was given. Since I am non-tenured, this is perfectly legal, acceptable, understandable, and of course, all new(ish)/probationary teachers know that non-renewal is a possibility.
That doesn't make this easier to accept. Rejection is never easy, but I am beyond sad, hurt, humiliated, frustrated.
I have no idea what this means for me except the obvious--I will not be returning to my current school next year, and I will be seeing some of my favorite students for the last time this week.
I am so, so brokenhearted.