Thursday, November 22, 2007


I met an old co-worker for lunch yesterday and started to hear all about her new school in North Carolina. As she talked I started to have a panic attack... Schools can be like that? Really? The terrible administrators? The lack of collaboration? The painful team meetings where nothing gets accomplished? The parents vs teacher community? The crazy district who makes arbitrary decisions not based on research?

It made me realize how much I take for granted at my school. I have fabulous administrators who basically "get our backs" for anything and everything. We have a culture of collaboration, we're all on the same page with the same expectations for our kids. I could go on and on. Wow. I'm not thrilled with the area we live in and the chaos this area has but I love my school, and don't think I'll find another place like it ever. If we ever move I'll just have to commute.

For all my co-workers, I am so thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving


Tim said...

Good point. As much as we gripe about the people and policies running our school district, it only takes a few stories from friends in other areas to realize that we have it pretty good. (and you have one of the better schools!)

However, that shouldn't stop any of us from continuing to agitate to make it better. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing your thoughts in this space.

Jenny said...

It's amazing what we take for granted sometimes. I can't imagine a better school to work in. I'm with you - I'll commute if necessary!

We have much to be thankful for.