It’s hard to know where to start when life has taken such a turn in the last few months. Things have been busy, exciting, stressful, confusing, amazing.
Since the beginning of the school year, my life has changed from Kayla the photographer/student to Miss Onufreychuk the physed teacher, photography teacher, yearbook leader, SRC representative, volleyball coach and busy-than-ever photographer.
Still all the while maintaining puppy cuddles with my dog and keeping Dylan and I a happy home together!
All of these things that someday you know will come, but you never really know when or how hard it will hit you. And for me, that time is now- and I couldn’t be more happy about it!
I always knew that I would forever be in love with being a teacher, but this year has really shown me how many more great things there are in this profession. Walking down the hallway in such an amazing place has shown me the value of a small community in a different way than I’ve seen it before. Our school is a family and our staff is too. Everyday there is something great to smile about when being in our building for each and every person in it.
This thing I call a job has been so rewarding in ways that I never knew existed. I LOVE seeing the creativity my students have as they pick up a camera for the first time. I LOVE seeing the progress our volleyball team has made from the beginning of the year until now. I LOVE watching students try out new games and activities in the gym as I teach them the importance of change and goal setting. I LOVE seeing our SRC plan meaningful events for our school and community. I LOVE watching our yearbook come together and collaborating with some very creative students. I LOVE walking into the staff room and seeing our little staff we call family.
I LOVE what I get to do everyday.
I’ve learned to make changes and adjust the way I do things in both school and life, but I’ve grown in so many ways in just a short 3 months. Life is busy, but it’s a good busy, and I wouldn’t change a thing!
So for now, this is my update. There’ll be more to come (I hope soon)
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