Follow two young teachers through one school year in this series chronicling the ups and downs of life as a new educator in stories continuing through next August.
In this issue, we launch the START OF A JOURNEY series with an introduction to Brittney Norman and Zack Griffin. One is brand new to the job, the other two years in to the profession. One teaches in Cadillac, the other in a sprawling rural region south of there.
Both are passionate, idealistic, talented—and juggling a heavy workload while trying to master the intricacies of classroom management, curriculum, pacing, and instructional delivery. They are part of MiNewEd, an MEA-NEA pilot program providing support to early career educators.