What a ride it always is in your first year of education, whether you are first year teacher, counselor, principal or even superintendent. For many of us it is very easy to think back to our first year of teaching and remember the struggles, victories and sleepless nights. You worried about your students, your principal the teachers across the hall and even cafeteria duty. You are continually reminded that next year will be easier and if you are as fortunate as I was you have a mentor who you can vent too, brag too or even cry with.
Over the last 9 months for me in my first year as a principal it has been a roller coaster ride to say the lest. It started with the excitement of the first day. I over prepared to say the least for the first staff meeting, my introduction at the 6th grade orientation and the first day assemblies.