I had my first TKES evaluation of the year this past week and I have a new administrator observing me. I had been out of the classroom two days that week for training and had a substitute in my class. I was teaching several new concepts and feeling really overwhelmed, when she showed up on a Thursday 7th period for the new course that I am teaching this year and to be honest, the one I least familiar with the curriculum. I have to learn much of the material as I go. This particular lesson was on crime sketching and I really enjoy teaching that topic, so I proceeded with the lesson and my assistant principal stayed and she stayed, really getting in to the lesson and what the students were doing. My kids were great, my administrator was really intrigued and everyone in the room was learning something. I felt the most at ease at a moment that I probably shouldn’t and to me that was the moment that I thought, “maybe I am right where I need to be.” I ended up getting my evaluation results the next day and was most pleased and encouraged to hang in there.