Last year I had the opportunity to apply for tenure, a status that is very different from what academics know under the same name. Those in the university world might think of it as guaranteeing a "job for life" when in fact it is just a verification that I am doing my job well and I will have a few more protections according to my union. That being said, it is a relatively grueling task of putting together documentation to prove what I have done over the past four years is of high quality. I think it will go through fine, it will just require a lot of work.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!