Tell all Tuesday: Teacher Bucket List

I'm linking up for Tell all Tuesday with Teach Talk Inspire and My Day in K to share my teacher bucket list.
Before I got pregnant, I was right on track with all of these goals.  I had just finished my master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus in reading and language arts.  I had also gotten my reading specialist and master reading teaching certificates.  

But then I decided to stay home last year with my baby (totally worth it, no way I could have done both well, especially since I had Gracie in November) and I am definitely staying home next year too.  Not sure after that.  But I know when I do go back to work, I will be looking for a reading specialist or literacy coach position instead of going back into the classroom.  

I'm honestly not even sure which I would prefer right now, I sort of go back and forth.  I love helping struggling readers, but at the same time I could impact a lot more students by educating teachers themselves.  When I do something, I have to give it my all or I just don't want to do I just don't think I can juggle a new job like that and a baby right now without neglecting one.  So in the meantime, I just want to work on growing my blog and TpT store, though I do need to get back to doing some professional reading at some point so I am prepared down the road to jump back into working (Which scares me!  I never want to go to another job interview again!).


  1. I also wanted to be a reading specialist for awhile but changed my mind. I do still have a passion for helping my students become readers though. I do understand about interviews being scary. I haven't had to interview in over 7 years and the interview process has changed so much! I'm sure you will find the perfect school once you are ready to go back!

    The Learning Chambers

  2. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for linking up with us! I love your goals and share a lot of the same ones. I would love to become a reading specialist and help struggling readers too. But, what you said about educating teachers is so important. Teaching teachers how to help struggling readers would be a great opportunity. Good luck with all of your goals and enjoy the time you have at home!

    Teach Talk Inspire

  3. Hi Jessica, I enjoyed reading your bucket list. We have similar goals. I would love to become a reading specialist one day and help struggling readers. Thanks for taking the time to link up with us and share your bucket list!


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