On Monday I was encouraged to believe that there were several openings within the district, and that it was likely I would receive a transfer this afternoon.
But that has not happened.
I had another long conversation with my contact in HR this afternoon, and she said there's still a chance, but it could be at the last minute, or even after school has started.
I am so disheartened.
My parents and the school custodian loaded up all of my personal belongings into my parents' minivan first thing this morning. Then we waited.
It just didn't make sense to begin setting up the room I'm currently assigned to if I was going to get my transfer in a few hours.
Fortunately, that room is already papered and bordered. If I stay, all I need to do is situate my things in the room. I'm afraid that is something I will have to start doing tomorrow morning even though I am still desperately hoping for a transfer.
I did enjoy seeing my colleagues this morning. But I did not enjoy the crowd and the noise in the teachers' lounge where we first met this morning. That was too overwhelming for me. I only stayed for a few minutes.
This is hard. I feel let down by my school district. I know they have accommodated other teachers in the past, and I wish they would find a way to do so for me.