On this last day of my first semester as a school administrator, I am grateful for many things, both the good things that happened and the bad things that didn’t happen.
The bad things that didn’t happen: no news scandals or no media embarrassments, no lawsuits, no grievances, no homicides, no suicides, no major melees traumas or dramas, no sporting events with major injuries or incidents, no school dances with twerking and tweaking.
The good things that did happen: a community that has come together post-disaster, students who have thanked me for the joy I spread in the hallways, teachers who appreciate me for making our campus “the awesome happy place that it was meant to be,” colleagues who keep my fidgets and love notes on their desks, staff students and parents who confide in me their concerns, a feeling of esprit de corps, a belief that we are doing better than before, and the constant encouragement I get from colleagues that my best is good enough for now.
I’m grateful for the friends I’ve made. I’m humbled by how much I’ve learned. And I’m proud of what we’ve begun together this semester.
I have learned that I still have a lot to learn. And I am looking forward to this time off to recharge my batteries so I can come back stronger and more certain that I am where I need to be, doing what I need to do.
I wish you all a restful and wonderful winter break. <3