Nothing lasts forever. I knew that when I took my position as a literacy coach. Literacy coaching was a fairly new concept when I was hired 10 years ago. Resources for coaches were limited. In many ways, my colleagues and I were pioneers. We didn't have much else but each other. It was supposed to be a 3 year gig and then back to the classroom. And the deal was that when and if coaches were eliminated, we didn't have a choice of grade level or school to return to. We had to go where there was an opening. None of us became literacy coaches because we saw it as a stepping stone to administration. None of us were trying to escape difficult teaching assignments. We took the position because we felt it was a learning opportunity too valuable to pass up. Becoming a literacy coach was like jumping off a cliff. None of us knew what we were getting into or where we would land. We had to invent ourselves along the way and continued to reinvent ourselves every year after that. It has been a heck of a ride. My position hasn't been eliminated but our district is in the midst of many changes. I feel a bit like a bobbing cork. The only thing I know for sure is that wherever I land, there will be kids to teach.