News at Home: Good News!
So on Monday they made an announcement at 2:30 that we would have a brief staff meeting at 4. Y’all I was not happy because 1 – last minute, 2- these meetings have ALWAYS sucked this year and 3- my second job is on Mondays and I have to leave by 4:15 to get there on time.
Well the meeting was over at 4:01! So that was good. And the announcement? We’re getting a new principal!! happy dance Y’all I had a hard time not jumping for joy right there in the meeting as our current principal told us that he was going back to his old position and that the board was announcing a new principal for the school on Tuesday. I did leave the room smiling. #sorrynotsorry
Sure, that means change – again – and lots of unknowns but ANYONE is better than him I think. I hope. And he will be her boss (why are asshats always so high up the food chain?) but he’ll have 11 other schools to worry about too.
On Thursday we met her. And I have to say, I’m feeling very positive. She said that she was “sorry and honored that we were using our time to meet her” because we had a reception to meet her after school at 4pm. And yeah, she’s right, 4pm is my time. I’m no longer obligated to be at the school. The current principal has NEVER acknowledged that he doesn’t own all my time. She also said that she’s been brought up to date with what we’ve been doing and it seems like our principal has “had y’all on speed” AKA yeah he’s been demanding way too much. And if she gets that, major plus.
She also comes with lots of experience. She was a principal for 30 years, has bee an assistant superintendent, worked with our current superintendent in the past and they apparently have a lot of mutual respect which is a plus. Her LinkedIn profile has comments from people saying that she really advocates for teachers and is a teacher centered leader. So I’m hopeful. She signed a 3 year contract, which means if I like her I might not have to quit my school after all 🙂
That’s the highlight of my week. I’m still fighting a cold and work has still been kicking my butt. But she starts Tuesday so Fingers Crossed y’all!
My goal is to get some posts drafted today and to do some visiting and replying to comments today.
I’m participating in Fraterfest REad-a-thon and have actually finished one short already. I’m currently reading a Frater book that I hope to finish by the end of the read-a-thon. I’m off tomorrow, so it’s actually possible. Michelle and I are hosting a challenge, so if you’re participating in the read-a-thon, check it out.
Also, I hope some of y’all will sign up for our Can You Read a Series in a Month Challenge, coming in November. It’s one of my favorites because I just love binge reading a series.
My head really has not been in the right place since school started and I’m just thankful that I have developed enough good habits that I haven’t gained weight. However, I haven’t lost either. But I started this 21-day challenge at my gym yesterday — officially I guess it kicks off today — and I’m excited to use it to get my head back in the game. It focuses on daily affirmations, water consumption, and daily exercise.
I have been doing really well with daily yoga this month – haven’t missed a day yet! so there’s that.
Last Week on the Blog
- [8 Oct] Just a Few Arc of Scythe Books I DEVOURED
- [8 Oct] Scythe by Neal Shusterman ★★★★★
- [8 Oct] Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman ★★★★★
- [9 Oct] FraterFest ~ What we plan to read!
- [10 Oct] You May Now Kill the Bride (Return to Fear Street, #1) by R.L. Stine ★★★
- [11 Oct] #FraterfestRAT Ghostly Guesses Mini Challenge Giveaway
- [12 Oct] Some of my Favorite retelling of Frankenstein!
- [13 Oct] #MyTBRList October winner is…..I can’t wait to read this!!!
- [14 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | Good News!
- [14 Oct] It’s FINALLY Fall! ~ WIR & SP