Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Change

Whew, I've got a free minute or two to get some thoughts on computer. If you follow along with my twitter feed, then you'll know that I've been in the middle of a transition to a new job. The month of June was spent tying loose ends up at South Tama Middle School. So far in July, I've been emerging myself in all things College Community and Prairie Creek. I'm also teaching an online course  with the University of Northern Iowa Department of Educational Leadership. Along with tee-ball games and  softball games of Kaiser and Emma, it's been a busy summer so far! 

One of the things I've been trying to focus on while making this transition to College Community has been to not use the phrase, "In my old district we did it this way". I've slipped a few times, however I want to first learn all I can about the people here. I want to take time to get to know the students, parents, and staff of Prairie Creek Intermediate. One of the most important things I've learned during my time at South Tama County is to facilitate change, trust and urgency have to be present. As a new leader at Creek, I'll be spending my time learning about the system and getting to know people. 

So, for those of my new teachers, para professionals, and other support staff who may be reading this my office door is open. Let me know when you'll be in the building so we can touch base. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. 

For the students and parents, the same goes for you. If you're in the building or the area stop on in. I'll be out and about at events in the area and hope to connect soon. 

To the great people at STC, I wish you the best! We had a great five years together and I will cherish the wonderful relationships I've built with awesome students, parents, community members, and staff.