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Anna Siegal

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Anna Levy

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Anna was a school principal and the interview started off with me asking her to reflect on burnout and the great resignation. She immediately shared that she had submitted her resignation and left her position at the end of Spring 2022. Much of the interview described the institutional, physical, and labor aspects of burnout. She described out of body exhaustion that is triggered even by the thought of a new job offer going back to a school. She brought up Monkeypox a number of times, her brain sharing the calculations and maneuvering that became school leadership separate from curricula, education, and teacher management, etc. Anna shared concerns about what the mass resignation means for education as a whole including budgetary redistribution and described how teaching requirements are being loosened in different states to overcome the teacher shortages, including giving veterans a pass from all requirements and licensing. She described the role of schools, teachers, and media as being primary arenas for mediating many different very loaded conversations about what is happening day-to-day in this country.

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