Principal’s Page, 9/12

Each week the faculty and staff receives a weekly newsletter called The Principal’s Page. It consist of calendar events, resources, educational articles, celebrations, and a message from the principal. Below is this week’s message from the principal to the faculty and staff.

Dear Folks,

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing weekend with family and friends. The first few days of school are always exciting and exhausting. As we begin the school year, I hope you share my sense of excitement, rejuvenation, and anticipation of what will be a year of growth, not just for our students, but for the faculty and staff as well.

As I will suggest throughout the year, our success as professional educators will depend to some extent on our specific skills and the breadth or our knowledge base. However, I firmly believe that our character and our human relations skills are even more vital to the ultimate success we experience with our students and our entire school community. Nearly every effective educator I have worked with in my career has excelled in the area of interpersonal skills. Although no list of such traits can be thoroughly exhaustive, I do hope that you will peruse those offered below. Let’s focus on these human relations skills as we embark upon a noble journey: teaching young people who need and crave our guidance!

  • Be willing to admit when you’re wrong.
  • Be able to laugh (have a sense of humor) and cry (display empathy and sensitivity).
  • Take time to help others.
  • Remember how it felt to be a child.
  • Be able to resolve conflicts between people.
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages.
  • Truly care about others.
  • Realize that you can’t please everyone.
  • Be optimistic about people’s motives.

Thank you all for your hard work and efforts this week; thank you all for the human relations you possess and will build with our students this first full week of school.

Have an outstanding week!

Dan

One thought on “Principal’s Page, 9/12

  1. Thanks to Martha for bringing this to the surface on FB, didn’t realize this page was even out there! A breath of fresh air to read this in the context of our busy schedules, focus on study and results, and the cloud of academic competition that seems to dampen the importance of the journey and relationships for all of us…Thanks Dan.

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