To keep this short and sweet, I am looking for a career change.
Currently, I am a high school special education teacher and have been teaching for 7 years. For a long list of reasons, I am ready to move on from teaching. I love my students and am extremely passionate about their learning and progress, but the lack of support for teachers is extremely defeating. I feel drained each when I arrive home and crushed spiritually.
I have a long list of skills that could easily transition me into any work environment. However, I am struggling with discovering a direction that I feel confident in pursuing.
I know I would like to move into private business, but that still leaves me with many options to sort through. I know there are many people who have transitioned from teaching to different work, but I am ready to cut clean from teaching.
Can anyone offer suggestions about preparations to change careers, career direction/suggestions, or just any helpful advice? I am trying to balance this next school year of work with preparing myself for my next move.