Here is my situation - I at at a complete loss and am in
shock and SCARED.I am a non-tenured teacher with 4 years of experience, but
1st year at this school. I was just told my contract was NOT
being renewed for next year - meaning my insurance will stop
at the end of July as well as my paychecks.
1. I have received ALL excellent and positive reviews from
both my principal and special ed. director. (He even drew
smily faces and a guy jumping up and down on them!)
2. I have had NO complaints the whole year.
3. I have been there and only was out 3 days total for my
son having a fever.
4. I get along with everyone there.
5. I agreed to go back to school while teaching to get my
special education certificate (only certified now k-8)
My principal was and has been talking about my program for
next year with me UP UNTIL I told him I was pregnant.
However, he did not say it was because I was pregnant - it
is policy not to say why you are non-renewed.
I NEED ADVICE!!! What are my options? Do I have grounds for
a lawsuit even though TN is a right to work state and
non-tenured teachers can be dismissed for any reason? Can I
prove I was let go for being pregnant?
THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL ADVICE - I do not know what me and
my family are going to do with me not having a good job!
Scared to death,
P.S. I am going to repost this on other boards too to try to
find someone who can help.