Heading into a new year with intent…
Coming back to school as a veteran administrator has its benefits. You know where everything is, who is doing what, what people expect, and where your focus needs to be. It also has its drawbacks: you know where everything is, who is doing what, what people expect and where your focus needs to be.
This year I found myself stuck in a dull lull. I can help others create a spark, but couldn’t quite find the spark I need to create an engaging opening day for staff.
That is until today. I met with a colleague to plan a common thread that we are both focused on. Within 30-mintues we were on a roll and my creative and engaging ideas began to creep back.
I was able to look at my other goals for the year with a new lens. Working with others is an important part of how schools function.
So how does this tie into NOW Classrooms? Collaboration and Communication are the key components of any successful endeavor in school. This year I will be journaling our adventure through collaboration and communication and how our 1:1 program is a key to our adventure’s success.
This year at Indian Trail we will be focusing on collaboration and communication with a focus on our Learning Resource teacher and Intervention Specialist and well as using SeeSaw to support growth and partnership with our parents.
Thanks for joining the journey!
Principal Indian Trails Elementary School
Downers Grove #58