Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Moving at the Speed of Light
After working in larger school districts for the past ten years, I have found true liberation in the nimble nature of @mrhmiddleschool. We are a middle school of 150 students with teachers that are willing to try new things and take risks for kids. Just today, I signed up 13 students, via parent phone calls, for our extra math tutoring sessions for our students in the middle. Rarely can principals have the freedom to make these changes in a way that can leverage change so quickly. Our program is designed for our students just below proficiency in math based on a number of factors, and we hope that the program will build confidence before any hint of failure sets in. Ahhh, these are the good days to be a middle school principal.