The Final Assessment
Release date: May 2022
Released on: Reedsy.com & Inkitt.com
Jeff’s last day as a teacher is anything but normal. Facing rambunctious children, overzealous parents, and an education system that’s built to fail, Jeff must find a way to make a lasting impact on the children he teaches or walk away defeated.
I was a teacher for several years before the stress of the job pushed me into finding some other way to make ends meet. While I loved working with kids, I absolutely hated the bureaucracy and paperwork that came with the job. My final years as an educator I worked at a small privately-run Quaker school in California, and this story is a reflection of that time. Though I’ve joked about The Final Assessment being more of a terrifying biography than fiction, the truth is I wouldn’t trade a day of those crazy experiences and what they taught me.