Ever wonder what Principals do all summer? It’s a well guarded secret, but I’ll tell you anyway!
We sleep a little later, but come in every day except when we squeeze out a week of vacation with our families. Mine was at Litchfield Beach South Carolina with my family. Got too much sun, I’m still pealing!
We coordinate and help with summer school.
We have MEETINGS. We meet with folks from Central Office and school staff to look at we did last year, what we want to continue, what we want to tweak, what we want to stop doing and what we want to start doing. Our meetings always focus on what’s best for our students.
We hire new staff. We post vacancy openings, interview and find just the right people to join our Red Hill team.
We meet families. This, other than vacation, is my favorite part. For instance, this summer I was able to meet with almost every new family that’ll be coming to Red Hill, in addition, I got to see lots of folks that are already part of the Red Hill community. It’s too quiet around here in the summer after summer school, so I’m always glad to have the company.
Also, we revise handbooks, analyze data, create schedules and class lists, prepare letters for staff and parents, etc. etc. etc.
This last week before teachers come is REALLY busy because principals are helping to get our new teachers started and to prepare for the staff to return next week. I always feel like teachers do when they prepare for their students to come back to school.
Now, I’m sure I forgot a bunch of other tasks, but this’ll give everyone a clue as to what we Principals so all summer.
OH, one more thing we do… We UPDATE our BLOGs!
Wait for more messages soon.
Less than two weeks and my kiddos will be back. I can hardly wait!