Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy Summer!

Clean! Clean! Clean the school. Today, I was completing all the end of the year reports and it hit me. My summer is going to be slammed. In addition to my job, I am working on my final degree: 4 classes, an exam, and a paper. That doesn't sound that bad. At least there is an end in sight. The 4 classes will consume M-TH from 5-9, 1 online class (done in my free time), and one class which meets 2 Sundays a month. The exam is a comprehensive exam of all the leadership classes in my doctoral program. Then there is that paper. That lengthy bound book, which is the right of passage of all the other egg heads and misguided scholars. I must confess that my motives for all this education are less than noble.

Money! The root of all evil.

If it weren't for my desire to provide for my wife and 2 girls, I would probably still be in the classroom. Teaching was certainly more noble and intrinsically rewarding. Unfortunately, our society does not pay well for being noble.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy isn't that the truth! Society does not pay well for being noble. Your schedule got me tired just reading it. Good luck.

NYC Educator said...

Thanks for giving some credit to us teachers. That's not in every principal's repertoire.

Unknown said...

Good luck to you, second week, and I'm having a hard time getting out of bed. On top of school, Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale started this week and I've worked until 11 every night so far.

Be the little engine that can...just repeat over and over and over and over and over and over......

el hongo said...

teaching may be more noble and intrinsically rewarding. but effectively dealing with discipline problems all day in addition to all the logistical, political and emotional problems of staff, students and parents is an honorable profession. i don't know how you admin types do it.

Freak Magnet said...

Nothing wrong with moving onward and upward! I hope that your Summer goes smoothly with some fun too!

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Unknown said...

dude it's august, your last post is from June! Isn't the school almost clean yet?

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Unknown said...

I must applaud you for your candor. Not all districts allow principals to be so open and honest. I would love to work for a principal like you.

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