Truth time: I promised myself at the beginning of the school year that if I made it to Spring Break that I’d be able to make it to the end of the school year.
This has been a very hard, very stressful school year. Learning a new job always is. Am I glad I moved into this position? Yes & no. Like I said, it’s been a very hard, very stressful school year. Aside from the stresses, there have been some incredible high points: I got to go to the ASCD national conference. I received an iTouch.
Okay, while the iTouch is very cool, there’s a reason we have them: we’re expected to use them as tools during our Learning Walks. The question is, how many a week will we be expected to do? I have seven campuses. Will I be responsible for doing the same number of Learning Walks as the assistant principals? Gosh, how will I be able to do that?
Anyway, I won’t dwell on that as we haven’t received that training yet … it’s coming, but we haven’t had it yet.
The students have 10 more weeks of school once we’re past Spring Break. I won’t finish my contract year until June 22nd or so. Truthfully don’t remember the exact last day of my contract. And then we return on the 24th of July. Not a whole lot of time off, but long enough I suppose.
This year has been a growing experience and despite my initial frustrations at the beginning of the school year, I’m glad I made the change.
The world’s greatest librarian was right:
It’s almost 18 months after I finished my Master’s. I’m ready to start the application process for my doctorate.