Monday, August 25, 2014

New Job, Same Responsibilities

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.
Supporting teachers.
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...