October National Principals Month and I want to thank all of our building principals for their work. It’s no secret that the key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal.
The great thing about being is a principal is that each day, sometimes each hour, is a new and different experience. An “ordinary” work day is nothing but a dream and most days, no matter what the plan is, that plan is always subject to change. It makes each day fun and every day a challenge.
Our principals set high standards for their schools and work tirelessly with students and teachers to make everything work. They are at home observing and evaluating classrooms as they are supervising a lunchroom filled with students, putting on a band aid or just having fun at bus time.
Our principals care about each and every one of our students. They want them all to be successful not only in school but in every facet of life. They are there to support students when asked and sometimes when they aren’t – they just know.
I know our principal’s worry in private and lose sleep over issues that occur in school. But each morning they arrive and push everything else aside to find new ways to get things done. Most times, principals smile and nod although the to-do list of tasks seem endless.
Ultimately the most important attribute that all of our principals share is the love and trust they have in the schools in which they work. Our schools are so fortunate to have amazing school leaders!
Thank you Steve, Frank, Geri, Chris, Tom, and John.