About Teachers Retirement

This is a collection of Retired Teachers and other school workers retirement experiences.

These teachers share retirement ups and downs -- asking for feedback and to help future teachers caught in the same retirement transition.

Just know one thing -- It's NOT just You! 

I pray these teacher retirement stories help you move forward in retirement!

Read their stories at the bottom of the page (right after the form -- an opportunity to share your own story and get feedback from others).

An Idea for YOU:  Online Teaching

Just ran across a few ideas for retired teachers who might be interested in teaching online:

VIP Kids



Just think, you could teach, on your terms. From the comfort of your own home, at your convenience, and yet you earn income and enjoy teaching!

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Teacher Retirement Experiences

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After retiring from the classroom... 
My wife and I both decided it was finally feasible to retire from our roles as educators two years ago. The adjustment has been tricky at times, especially …

Cant wait! 
4 years to go and I'm having trouble sleeping, and I can't stop talking about retirement. Its driving me crazy. For years I thought counting days was …

Retired Speech Pathologist at School 
Public Schools Dirty Little Secret I was a speech pathologist in a school district and loved my kids and fellow teachers. I had received excellent performance …

Retirement Remorse 
Basically I enjoyed my position as a part time elementary school teacher until our beloved principal was moved to another school. Our new, and younger, …

Retired Educator: Is that all there is? 
Today may not be the best day for me to share about my retirement; it's a blue day. Just got hit slam in the face with retirement depression. It's …

Retired educator Six months in 
I retired July 1st after 30 years as a school counselor mostly in middle schools. The problems were getting more difficult as was the stress. I would go …

Teacher Retirement Regrets  
I retired a year and a half ago as a teacher for children with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. I found a part time job …

Teacher Retirement after 26 years 
I am a retired teacher with students with special needs. I worked for 26 years but I was out of work every couple of months due to my health... so had …

Farewell , Teacher Retirement Poem 
I retired from 32 years an educator in Public Schools. I retired in 2008. I wrote a poem at the time and would like to post it here on this site. Farewell …

Teacher Retirement Poem 
For 30 years I taught in school And learned so very much Yes, every single class I taught My heart they would always touch It was more than just …

Teacher Retirement: Not liking 2nd retirement either 
It is 2am, I'm retired and can't sleep! So glad I found this site! Now I know I'm not going crazy. I retired from teaching in 2013 and a few months …

Teacher Retirement  
I retired from teaching in 2015. It has been difficult not having a place to go every day and see the children. I missed this interaction the most. …

Teacher Forced into Retirement at 58 
As a teacher, I lived for my high school students. The week before school began I was involved with an involuntary transfer after 24.5 years experience …

Retired College Professor  
I was a college professor at a major university for 39 years. I decided to retire because further time working would not enhance my pension (I was …

Retired teacher's story 
It was very recent that I had retired. All my life I have been working as a school teacher. I really loved my job. I loved teaching children, watching …

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