An Open Letter to My Principal

After two decades of teaching high school English, I’ve known many principals. I’ve come to think of them as the good, the bad, and the indifferent. Today’s video is a message from the heart, the things I always wanted to say but never did because, well, I didn’t want to lose my job.

Learn more about ed camp (also known as an unconference): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/education/learning/edcamps-teacher-professional-development.html

Principals, what do you wish teachers knew about your job? Teachers, what’s a great thing a principal did/said to make your school life better? Leave your comment below!

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Kayte Russell
Kayte Russell
2 years ago

Supported me in front of parents; allowed faculty input into the reading and math series we plan to purchase. Supported me with my tech challenges during hybrid learning. Supported mounting butterflies as part of the Butterfly Project to create 1.5 million ceramic butterflies in honor of the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.

2 years ago

One of the memorable things our principal did that I appreciated: I came in one morning to a card in my desk. He had written a personal note about what he appreciated about my teaching style. Such a small thing but it made a big impact on me.

Laura Randazzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Kayte Russell

I love all of this, Kayte! Sounds like you’ve found a gem. 🙂

Laura Randazzo
2 years ago
Reply to  cafeolemom

Absolutely, little things matter a lot. Thanks for watching and commenting, cafeolemom. 🙂

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