Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My first "real" day as an administrator...
Today was the first day of school...

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 stayed extra late with a student so he would not be alone while we waited for a parent to arrive.

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 tornadoes and storms.

I witnessed the 3 secretaries at PBJHS work in unison while literally "running" the school.

I was reaffirmed that learning the names of as many students as possible is absolutely crucial.

I got to eat about 17 Cheez-its and drink a V8 Fusion for lunch.

I think I helped to solve more problems than I created.

I witnessed shared leadership by several staff members which is totally awesome!

I showed a few pictures of my baby Maddy to some students.

I tried to create an environment where students feel safe, comfortable and welcome.

I realized that being an administrator is truly an awesome job...

Stay tuned for day 2 :)