NYCATR has already complained that he does not like being called "an ATR," standing for Absent Teacher Reserve. I am rarely absent, and I do not lounge around "in reserve."
So what should you call me? A blogger named Bronx Classroom Tales, who admits to being young and naive, has found the answer. In a perceptive and well-written article, BCT refers to a certain woman as "an ATR teacher." Magnifique! We are teachers, of a certain type. There are math teachers, social studies teachers, and there are ATR teachers!
Just one little word, but how sweet it is.