What she wore: black, white, and teal houndshooth skirt, teal top, two-tone teal spectator pumps. I had to take the shoes off this morning because my clomping was distracting studetns taking a test below me. Mr. K thought that was hilarious.
Today I’m going to blog about Mr. K–I’ve debated touching this topic since I think it’ll be a hot one, but I figured why not?
I work with Mr. K in the mornings–we teach math together to the inclusion classes (classes with special ed and regular ed combined) on the team and then I switch and go into the science classrooms in the afternoon.
We have a lot in common–we’re the same age, married, and are both new to the school. Our upbringings are similar–we both met our spouses in (honors) college, got married soon thereafter, and went to private school. He reminds me a lot of my husband.
I adore his wife and his children and the Hub and I have gone out to dinner with them and they’ve invited me to church (which I love, by the way).
We make a good team in the classroom–he lets me plan the lessons sometimes which is rare in an inclusion setting. I take the class as seriously as if it were my own. I tutor kids in math in the afternoons, so that they can all continue to move forward. He really makes it more of a team effort as opposed to treating me like a visitor in his room.
The thing is this: I wonder what other people are thinking. Does the relationship look inappropriate from the outside? I KNOW that everything is above board, but is that enough? There are lots of female-friend pairings at my school, but there are also about five women to every one man. I guess I just wonder if there’s something I should be doing to make it loud and clear that this is a PROFESSIONAL relationship and that’s it! His wife’s not worried, and my husband isn’t worried, but I don’t want anyone else to worry. Any thoughts?