Earning a Raise: Teacher Income Update

Photo by Daniel Fazio via Unsplash.com I'm excited to announce some big salary changes this year! As you guys know, I made about $49,000 last year, plus about $3,000 with my summer job for a total of $52,000 gross income. It was definitely enough to pay off debt and live comfortably, but with some of the [...]

Teacher Talk: Why I’m Working Over the Summer After My First Year Teaching

Photo by Roman Kraft via Unplash.com "You might not think you'll need the summer off after your first year of teaching, but trust me, you will." I received this well-meaning advice from a third-year teacher on a panel of new educators, and it made me feel pretty relieved. We all know teaching is demanding work, [...]