As I am closing down the campus yet again, I find myself reflecting upon the year. Whew. It really flew by this time. I found a great reflective structure from Two Reflective Teachers.
I learned...I learned that balance must be found between loose-tight leadership. There are times to pull in the reins so to speak to stay on track and there are time to pick your battles. I must say it's a constant struggle as an administrator, but it's one I've gotten much more adept at each year. Regardless, it's an area I will always be cognizant of and working towards perfecting.
I was stretched...in my legal expertise this year. With more and more blended families, an administrator must be updated on the latest family law. I've always enjoyed law and honing those skills, but this year has stretched me in a wide variety of ways.
I am excited about...the future. I am working to transition two campuses. It's a tough position, but it must be done. We are moving home - that in itself is very exciting. But I am excited to learn a new campus, new staff and new set of challenges. I've never been one to shy away from a challenge, so here I go!
I am beginning to realize....this is only the beginning. There are so many great things that lie ahead of me and the students/staff I lead. We are only beginning our journey to excellence. Excellence doesn't happen by chance, it's a choice. Join me in making it every day.