This time of the year, I think about things I am thankful for. As a principal, my list is a bit different than as a teacher. I am thankful for our custodial staff; who keep the building and grounds clean and safe. They show up with a smile no matter the job. I am thankful for the transportation department and bus drivers; who make sure our students make it to and from school safely. They always greet our kids with a smile and make sure that is the last thing they see before heading home.
I am thankful for our cafeteria staff; who ensure our students have healthy meals and plenty to eat. They greet each child with a smile at breakfast and lunch. I am thankful for the front office staff; who greet students, staff, teachers, parents and community members. They make sure all the details are attended to, whether it is organizing transportation for a field trip or requesting records from another school. I am thankful for our nurse and health office staff; who keep our kids healthy and safe. Who know just what to say to make a scrapped knee feel better or how to respond when a student is having an asthma attack.
I am thankful for our Teacher on Assignment and Instructional Coach. They always put students first and ensure our curriculum needs are met. I am thankful for our special education team and school psychologist. Together they ensure students get what they need to be successful. Working together they provide a safety net to support our students and families.
I am thankful for our teachers, who continue to learn and grow. Who continually reflect on their practice, teaching and of student learning. Thank you for thinking and stepping outside the box to make a difference in our students’ lives. I am thankful for our support staff; who service students on many different levels. They positively support teachers and student instruction.
I am thankful for parents and guardians; who make it a priority to ensure our children; their children make it to school everyday. Together we can make a difference and impact student learning.
Who or what are you thankful for?