I have been a school based administrator for almost 20 years. Currently, I am the Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School (OLA) in Lethbridge, Alberta. OLA is a wonderful school serving the learning needs of Early Learning students, Grade 1 to 6 students, and a talented staff of 28. Recently a grade one student asked me, “What do you do?” My immediate answer was, “I help.” Often, ‘how’ I do things is more important than ‘what’ I do. Here is what I do in a typical work day, more specifically what I hope to do this Wednesday:
When I review what I do, I am happy to say most of the things I do are to “help”. I help students, parents, and staff. I am proud to be a principal, I am thankful that I get to help.
PS – As part of my own growth plan I will be spending some time every morning in prayer and reflection. This may be one of the most important things I do all day.