As a former administrator, I know being a principal or a superintendent is one of the loneliest jobs in your community. Those are 24/7 jobs where gratitude can be minimal, and the headaches continue on Saturdays and Sundays. Many think the fall is the busiest time for Oklahoma administrators, but to me, it’s the spring: enrollments, interventions, state mandated testing and the personnel issues of putting together a staff for next year with major budget deficits. But I also never take it for granted that both our administrators AND educators are on the job every day, doing what they can to ensure Oklahoma students have the best education. Your efforts as both leaders and educators do not go unnoticed.
Thank you: to those administrators & educators who may have just had their first ELL family move to their community, but still wanting the very best for these students, they drive sometimes hours round trip for a training to learn language strategies that will help their students.
Thank you: to all who are facing massive funding cuts but continue to find creative ways of saving money without hindering their students’ education.
Thank you: to all educators & administrators for helping to elevate the profession by encouraging your colleagues and staff to stay informed of current legislation, which could affect their classrooms.
You ARE ALL appreciated!
I hope everyone is having a great end to the school year. I know you're now in a race to the finish and everyone is really busy, but I wanted to let you know about some new training I’m doing.
This is an extra to my weekly blogs because I could not let this “teachable moment” slide. I have read all of the articles I could find this past weekend after hearing of the passing of my favorite author, Harper Lee.
My husband and I have been moving this past month, and now that we're semi-settled into the new homestead, I've had to update our address and contact info on all our personal accounts.
You are the single most important change agent for your students & schools!