Stress and the New Teacher

By Leah Jones Summit Elementary School, Jerome Jerome Education Association If you are in your first years of teaching, you are experiencing a new kind of stress; teacher stress.   Lesson planning, grading papers, large classroom sizes, IEP’s and 504’s to follow, disruptive behaviors, staff meetings, helicopter parents, the list goes on and on for me.…

Onward and Upward

Penni Cyr Says Thank You and Farewell, Looks at the Future of the IEA After six always exhilarating, alternatingly rewarding and frustrating years as IEA President, Penni Cyr is retiring this summer. Before she heads off into the sunset (in an RV with her husband) and dotes on her first grandchild, she looks back at the accomplishments of…