You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!!

So, I just finished my last blog entry for my portfolio around the Principal Quality Standards. That was definitely one of the most powerful reflective activities I have ever done. Taking time to honestly frame statements around what I am doing in regards to each standard was a painfully rewarding experience.

One fact that became very evident to me after I finished number seven was the large number of things we have to accomplish and think about on a regular (often daily) basis. This is a big job!

I don’t think the regular person understands the scope of what a principal has to do to keep a school running smoothly. I know I didn’t understand until I got well into the job. It seems like most days any plans I have for the day have to be abandoned for those important yet urgent things that come along.

The next step for me now, is to look at the reflections I have and work on my goals as a professional for the year. I am going to take a few days to ponder what I have already done, and work to decide what I most need to work on as I seek to improve my skills as a leader.

It’s a good thing it’s a weekend. I might just have some time to think!

Darryl Propp

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