Finding co-workers who have your back and that you trust and care about like family can be an exceptional experience. I know that I have been fortunate to have found my tribe through the years. I started off with an excellent example of teamwork when I was a young teacher in 1997. That sense of team continued to grow through most of my career. I think it has a lot to do with the leadership on the team and the leadership from the top.
When you are teaching, you need co-workers to feel connected and sometimes just to survive. I know for me that my team can make or break a school year. I’ve had a variety of groups. Fortunately, the majority of my career was spent with the very best people by my side. For that, I am eternally grateful.