Tuesday, March 21, 2006
posted by Q6 at 6:11 PM
Ah, Spring. Baseball fanatics awake from hibernation, seasonal fruit returns from its winter journey, and educators begin a game of career-based musical chairs. Although the school year begins in September (and one would think that the educational draft pick occurs over the summer), the choice jobs are all usually gone by the end of April. So educators (particularly administrators) seeking change will begin looking as early as November. With the ease of the Internet these days, it's not hard to see what positions are available (in California we use Edjoin.org); I peruse them every once in a while, though I've already received my contract for next year. It's nice, occasionally, to see what shade of green the neighbors' grass is. Administrative shifts in any school district are a lot like reality TV: we pay attention to see what effects politics, rumor, scandal, and nepotism can have on an organization. So says the only administrator not voted off the island last year.