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.
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!