My principal is retiring :-(
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|Mon, 10-02-2006 - 11:54pm|
She saved it for last on our agenda for today's faculty meeting - I guess that is what she meant by "miscellaneous". How many of you get typed agendas for a faculty meeting?
Anyways, last year was pretty rough - she started the year out in tears, and ended it pretty much the same way. We got a bunch of kids from the academically unacceptable school down the road, but no resources to go along with them. All of that stayed at their unacceptable school. Time after time, she seems to have drawn the short straw with the supe and the powers that be in the central office.
She mentioned in passing that our test scores went down last year, but not nearly as much as she had thought they would with what we were dealt. She gave credit to the hardworking professionals in the classroom.
Many of us had a feeling that this was coming; she finishes her 3rd year of DROP in December, but we had hoped she would finish the year. She said she had thought about finishing the year, but she is "burnt" (less than 9 weeks in). More tears and emotion.
So I'm bummed. After seeing what many of you to through with the administration, I know we've been blessed the past few years. I remember the faculty meetings of past principals that never said anything more than "stand at your door when classes are changing". I remember hoping that my boo-boo wouldn't become the next big "Thou shalt not...". But I also know that I don't want anybody holding me back when it's my turn to go (in another 10 years).
She seemed to think that she'd have some input about her successor. Our current AP doesn't want the job. Hopefully she'll leave us with someone decent.
Mixed feelings, I guess.