Friday, September 12, 2008

When The Principal's Away...

I remember when I was teaching how stressful it could be to miss a day of school. The planning and then worrying about what was happening while you were out almost made missing the day more trouble than it was worth. It really is no different when you're the principal except than the span of control is a lot bigger. You have to be confident that those left behind in charge can handle anything. The really great thing about Chets is that there is always someone ready and willing to step up and help out when a team member is missing. Experience has shown me over the years that our school operates no differently when I'm not there. At least I know that's true for the teaching and learning in classrooms. Our teachers feel slighted to only get 180 days out of a school year! I always wondered though, what happened in the front office with the people running the place. This past Friday I was out and deployed a spy to collect some snapshots of the day.











Something tells me they discovered the spy and hijacked the camera! I sure do love and appreciate the people I work with. I never worry for a second when I am gone - even when the bookkeeper is asleep on my desk.

Risk...Care...Dream...Expect...and LAUGH!

7 comments:

dayle timmons said...

Now this is scary! What a crew!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! :)

Sherrie Anderson said...

I wanna work in the front office!! =)

Anonymous said...

Is that D.M. making herself at home on your desk????? I could've used a nap too!!

Anonymous said...

This is too funny. You are absolutely right though. There are so many wonderful faculty and staff members that ALWAYS step up to the plate,no matter what the job is, that I can't imagine working anywhere else. Glad you aren't gone too often though!
C.C.

Anonymous said...

Isn't is comforting to know that all of your little ducks are in a row while your gone, and that Mama duck (you)have trained everyone so well that we can go on about our teaching and our duties and responsibilities while you are gone. You've done an excellent establishing the rituals and routines of CCE, so we can hold down the fort and cause you no need to worry. Now excuse me while I go and take a nap on your desk. J/K!

Dorry

Anonymous said...

When the cat's away...

By the way, some of us were not so young in 1990! How 'bout Demi's hair in Ghost? I wonder if that's why Jen loves throwing clay so much?

Just wondering.....

Peace,

T-Cubed