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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!

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  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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