It is the calm after the storm.
After the last school bell rings and rowdy children shuffle out, teachers are left with a few silent moments to soak in or let go of the day's triumphs and disappointments.
Last year, photographer Aliza Eliazarov captured these often-unseen moments for her photo series "See Me After School," which features New York educators.
Eliazarov is no stranger to the unseen lives of teachers; she was one before becoming a full-time photographer.
"In the minutes after the classroom emptied I would be consumed by many feelings as I processed the day and began to plan for the next, and of course these feelings change from day to day," she told The Huffington Post via email. "The sentiments expressed by the teachers in my photos are indicative of their feelings during a specific moment on one day. In this respect, I identify with all of my subjects."
Look below for a glimpse into the after-school moments: