Helpful hints, position essays, and useless blather from the Assistant Principal of a high school in Southern California. Posts here do not necessarily reflect the positions or views of the school or district with which he is employed.
From the Desk of
Name: Q6 From: Southern California, United States About me:
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.