I can't process the enormity of my decision to take an indefinite leave from teaching. I have no words to explain the hours, days, weeks, months I've spent agonizing over this choice. But I've made the decision and somewhere deep, deep down I know this is right. I'm just very over-whelmed and consumed with sadness at the moment. So while I don't have words to properly express my grief in leaving my profession, my colleagues, my students, and their families. I can share the letters that I composed informing them of my decision.
You can read the letter I sent to the staff at Long Meadow here.
You can read the letter I sent to the families of my students here.