Retirement: Five Surprises During My Final Week of Teaching

Soon I will no longer be a teacher

John Egelkrout
5 min readMay 22, 2023

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Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash

Today begins the final week of my 36-year career as a teacher. The time has finally arrived. There is something unreal about it. In a few days, I will walk out of this classroom, shut the door, and never return.

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John Egelkrout

I am a sanity-curious former teacher who works a small organic farm with my wife. I write about politics, social issues, memoirs, and a variety of other topics.