Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Start of a new year...

So I got up this morning with only a few hours sleep and trudged off grudgingly to school. I felt like I was five years old again! I got there, helped shuffle people to the right classrooms, got my skeleton schedule, wrote my full schedule, and made it to 9:30. I thought I would never make it! We had a meeting with the principal at about 9:45 in which she griped to us about the new principal rules set in place by our new superintendent that insisted she be there on time by 7 am each morning. She then rushed us through some beginning of school issues and told us she had a meeting at the "board" at 10:30. The teachers gave a head count and we proceeded back to my mom's room to plan the first full day....

Mom and I left the school around one o'clock and had high hopes for canning twenty something quarts of tomato juice. It didn't happen. I have a horribly sore spot on the inside of my cheek where I have apparently bitten or cut it and it has gotten infected. I felt horrible all day and managed to get one load of laundry going before I passed out for two hours on her couch. Ugh! I hate unproductive days!

I woke up around 4 o'clock with my mom running through the house going "Oh My! No Way! You have Got to be kidding!" Apparently at that 10:30 meeting it was decided that our principal would no longer be our principal. She is now principal at another elementary school in our town. The assistant principal for the high school is coming over to us. There were a ton of changes made today in our sysstem. I think it is all for the better. We had a horrible tyrant of a superintendent that made teachers' and assistants' lives a nightmare for seven years. The new guy is coming in like a lion and changing some much needed things. I am excited and hopeful for a new year!

Hopefully the changes to our school won't be the only good and exciting part of my year....

3 comments:

rescogitatae said...

I teach, so September has always marked the start of the new year for me too. I hope this year brings you much happiness and a rounded belly.

alicia said...

oh wow! I am glad they are making needed changes to the school! and I am sure there will be changes in your life sometime soon as well!!!!

hope your check feels better

Kristen said...

That is awesome about all of the good changes! I am an elementary education major and cannot wait to have a classroom of my own one day :)