All of my students are SO curious about when I’m going to get a job as a principal. I patiently explain to each of them that I still have to take my certification exam (April 4th), there has to be a job opening, and no … I most likely will NOT be the new principal at the greatest junior high school in Texas. That doesn’t stop their asking why I can’t be their principal. Now.
While flattering, it won’t happen. I mean, the job’s already taken.
I was talking to one of my 8th graders this afternoon while we waited the few short seconds before the bell. After we had the above conversation, he asked if I would move out of state for a principal’s job. I told him that I’m not willing to move because my husband also teaches in our district. That piqued his curiosity and he asked where he taught. I told him which campus he was at and then after he said that it’s really cool that we work in the same district, he asked,
“What’s his name?”
I looked at him and said,
I think it was at that very moment he realized a person really can ask a stupid question.