Wrapping up my 33rd first day of school, all in Fife. Had the chance to start the school year as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and executive director. The feelings of excitement and nervousness don’t change much. Just the role.
We visited all of our schools today. From watching teachers meeting with parents of kindergarten kids to the new high school seniors establishing themselves as the leaders of the high school, it all went so smoothly. One of the cool things about this particular year, is the number of teachers we’ve hired that have come to us from other districts. Their quotes about being here are pretty darn clear.
“I am so happy that I have landed here!”
“I loved the 181st day. You all do things differently here”
“The grass is actually greener in Fife.
So excited to be here!”
We welcomed new kindergarten parents and kids. We welcomed a new senior class. And everybody in between. Here are the new sophomores.
Our schools are selecting books to read for a book study. Fife High School is reading a book called Learning to Choose: Choosing to Learn, by Mike Anderson. One of his quotes pretty accurately described today.
“Teaching and learning should be joyful.”
Saw this in action today!