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Tales of a Rookie Principal, Lesson 1: Sometimes You Have to Laugh at Yourself

Yesterday was the BIG DAY; it was my official first day as a principal of my own campus. With it being the middle of the summer, I assumed that when I got to the school I would be rolling up into an empty parking lot and would have most of the day to myself to find things and prioritize my first tasks. However when I got to the school, I found a completely full parking lot due to a staff development. You know what I did? I laughed. I laughed because for a few seconds I was thinking that I might be a big deal. And even though it turns out there was a spot with a cone in it reserved just for me, I remembered in that moment that I don't matter as much as what we do and who we do it for. It was my first lesson and I think my most important one. I'm still laughing.

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  1. You are a big deal to those who have had the pleasure of working along side you! You're a leader, and you cultivate talent among students and staff alike! Best of luck to you in your newest adventure!

  2. Thank you Mandy! It's especially hard leaving the Grapevine HS counseling team behind because you are amazing as individuals and as a group! Hope you have a great year!


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