News broke today that our principal has been moved to one of our other schools in the area (hereby referred to as "G"); we, on the other hand, will be SHARING a principal with a 3rd school, "CC".
First of all, how can one person effectively oversee two different schools? Answer: they can't. I don't know if they're setting *us* up for failure or her. Second, as you know, I was in pretty good with Sara. I truly liked her and, more importantly, respected her, and she really liked me, too. I had total job security with her in charge. I had it pretty good, honestly. And now, we're getting someone new and I have to start all over. And FYI, I know you may find this shocking and implausible, but not ALL principals love me. Our previous one hated me.
But more than the fact that she liked me, she did a great job. She took us from a D to an A in two years. Now yes, we teachers and our students obviously did most of the actual work to get us there, and yes, that can continue under new leadership. But the "flow" we had established, the morale, the attitude around the school, that was all her. She was tough but fair. If she got on us, it's because we deserved it.
So...I'm pretty sad right now.