10 Things the Principal of Esperero Does
1. My mornings begin with bus duty and the announcements. Student Council members and others join me for the announcements in my office.
2. I read and answer my emails and phone calls.
3. I spend time in classrooms . . . the more, the better.
4. I meet weekly with our counselors and ISS coordinator and various teacher groups (special education team, data teams, grade level teams). I also meet with parents.
6. I meet with students in my office. :)
7. We plan our Wednesday Professional Development meetings for teachers (with Ms. Castro and our PD committee).
8. I write teacher evaluations, reports, the principal blog and newsletter. I write best in the wee hours of the morning. I try to read as much as possible.
9. I supervise student activities (mornings, lunches, afternoons and throughout the day).
10. I provide and receive feedback.
Students ask whether we work on the weekends here at Esperero. Honestly, my week goes better if I work 1/2 day on the weekend, simply because I can work uninterrupted. The Marshall Report recently described the job of principal as "the job of interruptions." During the week, it's absolutely true. I am rarely alone on the weekends; teachers are often here, too, working in their classrooms.