Archives for January 2014
In this second part of the interview with Jeff Paul, we will learn about:
- How he handles the stress of being a principal
- How you can be a transformative principal
- Why you should follow the people below on Twitter
- The special thing in his office
Jeff says these are the twitter accounts to follow:
Jethro is joined by Jeff Paul (@okprincipal), principal of Smith Elementary, where he had the unique opportunity to take over for a principal who had been there for the previous 25 years!
In this part of the two-part interview, Jeff talks about the challenges and positives associated with his unique situation. He also talks about the evaluation system his district recently started.
I hope you enjoy this. Please tweet, post on facebook, or email to share it with your principal friends.
Sandra is a great principal at Sandy Elementary. She has received numerous awards in her 7 years as an administrator:
- Community Leader of the Year
- Rookie of the Year
- Distinguished Principal of the Year
- CITES Recognition
- National Board Certified Teacher
And, she is pretty much always being praised and recognized by her peers. I am fortunate to be able to work with her.
Big Goals: Wants to make people feel like they are at home-that her school is a family. Wants to be with the children as much as possible. Wants to provide a holistic education, especially to her disadvantaged students.
It is interesting to hear that she strives to really know her students, but is ok with not knowing every student’s name. I find this fascinating. In the last episode, Dr. Villar was very focused on knowing every student’s name. I don’t know that either way is the best method, but I do believe that their intent is the same. They both want their students to know that they are cared for and feel safe. That is what matters.