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Education resource specialist: Work life balance and parental leave

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in pursuing a career in education you have a great work-life balance my day typically starts with 7:30 and then school gets out at 2:10 p.m. but I am writing the IEP s that I discussed the individualized education plans I'm having a EP meetings after school I'm meeting with parents and teachers and then I'm lesson planning and preparing for the following day so usually I will leave the school at about 4:00 or 4:30 and then I'll take whatever materials are necessary for me to lesson plan when I get home and I'll work on additional two or three hours at home in writing IEP s and planning and preparing for either the next day or that following week for my students on the weekends I usually take a break on Saturdays and then Sunday evenings I kind of wind down and I get ready to prepare for the following week the parts of teaching obviously you have summers off which is great so I'm able to take some time off during the summers I work at a year-round school so we're on for 12 weeks and then we're off for five weeks so that's a great Park in that while everyone else is still on the regular traditional school calendar I can take those five weeks off while everyone else is at school to prepare for in the following 12 weeks or just take a break and do some traveling within the school year I just had a baby and so I'm currently on maternity leave I work at a year-round school so our last day of school was in July and so I've been on maternity leave since July and we're in December right now and I'll be going back after the new year On January 9th so I've had a great what is that five months off of maternity leave with my baby so depending on what district you're working in they have or my particular district I work with the Long Beach Unified School District they have what's called stat leave and so that's half pay that you're getting while you're out on maternity leave my baby is four months old right now and I am extremely excited to get back to work but I'm also going to be missing staying at home and being a mother I'm excited to go back to work because my students I haven't seen them since July and so just getting back into the swing of teaching and making sure that they're progressing on their learning goals is going to be my main priority so yeah I'm just excited overall to get back to work I haven't gotten back to work yet so I'm not sure what that juggle is going to be like with juggling the career and the baby but I do have a lot of help my mom will be watching my baby while I go back to work and so I do have a lot of support so I'm hoping to be able to juggle both very swiftly and smoothly and have a good transition back to work
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