Over the past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to switch roles with three students and attend their classes as a student for the day: G. Sprague, X. Sollars, and J. Welever. It has been a great experience for them and me. I wanted to thank the teachers that went along with me coming into their rooms as a student. It was great to review content from lessons long ago as well as learn some new things. In talking to all three of these students, it is clear that they have each gained a new level of respect for those in education and the level of work they are willing to put in for the students. I also wanted to acknowledge our students. After having three days to walk in their shoes, I am more aware of the daily pressures our students face. Between social media and state tests, there are many new forces that students have to contend with that were not a part of everyday life when I was their age. I am very proud of these three and all those that continue to rise to the challenge set before them each day as a student.
My day as the principal was amazing. It was really fun to go around and see what the different classes do. It was also fun to talk with the students. R. Willis, a very good friend of mine, called me Mr. Welever. If I could, I’d given him an extra ice cream sandwich at lunch!
This was an awesome experience and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. When I saw how much fun the kindergarten kids were having with school, I became so jealous. No offense to my teachers, but they got snack time! :)
It was a cold, spring day when I stepped into the office of Clallam Bay High School. I wasn’t ready for the day ahead of me. I thought it was all fun and games, but actually it’s hard work. The first place I went to was Mrs. McCoy’s between 8:30 and 9:00. They were reading The Wizard of Oz. Even though everyone looked tired, they responded to questions and connected like they were wide awake. Next was Mr. Wonderly’s class, which was a little rowdy. I want to thank G. Teel for the cookies and G. Sprague for the brownies. They were amazing; they were baked to perfection. In Mrs. Leiza’s class, everyone was helping each other and working quietly on math. In Mrs. Erickson’s class, everyone was saying that subtraction was easy. There was one I talked to that was doing measurements and said that it was easy. The last class I went to which was by far the best classroom I was in for elementary. It was Mrs. Young’s class; everyone was playing math bingo quietly and talking at a level 1. Today was great. I got to see the school in another perspective today. Teachers sacrifice their weekend and time with their family for us. Show a little more respect towards them. If I had to do it again, I would. All the principal would have to do is ask, and I would need an agenda. It was also fun delivering the sherbet cups; everyone enjoyed them. Thank you for the chance of being principal.