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Having teachers in my family, I truly believe this is how it is. How sad. Certainly a bittersweet moment. Excellent writing.
Wow...I've been in that teachers' lounge--you nailed the alienation that can happen whenever roles shift perfectly!(We don't have a teachers' lounge at our small school, but we don't have the alienation problem, either--what a blessing!) I also like your descriptions of the teacher, because I could see her so clearly. Your closing line was wistful, and it accentuated the theme well. Good job!
My step-daughter teaches middle school biology. Everyday she faces these exact same problems. The story flowed easily and the description was excellent. Good job.
Reality here, unfortunately.
I've seen it first hand working in the local school system as a secretary/receptionist. Success is very often bittersweet! Glad God sees it in a different light, and has a higher purpose. Well done.
So realistically portrayed.

Certainly a slice of the rough and tumble world of school politics and strained relationships.

I felt for the MC.
Very interesting account of teaching. My wife was a teacher - very difficult job indeed. Really good writing. Thanks
Excellent writing...made me really feel for the MC at the end. I think ministers can relate to this kind of scenario...