Thursday, August 22, 2013
My first "real" day as an administrator
I had the opportunity to speak with several hundred different students.
I watched dedicated & committed teachers smile because they are excited for the year.
I was asked at least 15,539 times to help a student find the location of their next classroom.
I reassured several concerned parents that we would take care of their son/daughter at school.
I spoke to a student who told me everything there is to know about music, chords, and orchestra.
I witnessed the 4 secretaries at SHS work in unison while literally "running" the school.
I was reaffirmed that learning the names of as many students as possible is absolutely crucial. It's all about "connections" and "building relationships" with our students.
I got to eat cold leftover pork chops and a peach for lunch at 9:35am.
I think I helped to solve more problems than I created.
I witnessed shared leadership by several staff members which is totally awesome!
I tried to create an environment where students feel safe, comfortable and welcome.
I realized that being an administrator is truly an awesome job...