Today represents the first day of school at my new site, Mendenhall Middle School. When people ask how I feel about being at a middle school (after 10+ years at high schools), my most common response has been, "Well, it's nice to finally be taller than the majority of my students." But of course, there's a lot more to it than that.
When I say "same responsibilities" I'm not referring to job duties. Those fall into a column on a spreadsheet and have names like master schedule or facilities or testing coordinator. I don't see those as responsibilities. They're just part of what I do each day and throughout the year.
My responsibilities are far greater, and include:
Keeping students and staff safe.
Communicating with families.
Making kids smile.
There's more. But those are the first that come to mind. And probably the most important.
And with that, I think I've started more than enough sentences with a conjunction. Til' next time...