Title: I have worked as a High School and Middle School Science Teacher for nine years, a Middle School and High School Assistant Principal and Principal for 23 years in various schools, and a Director of Pupil Services for 17 years
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
The most rewarding aspect of my work was the ability to improve the system. A person moves from teacher to administrator in order to expand their sphere of influence. A teacher typically influences 150 students (5 classes per year). A building administrator typically influences 400 – 1000 students and their families and 20 – 60 teachers per year. A central administrator typically influences thousands of students and their families and hundreds of teachers per year. The administrator’s goal is to improve the functioning of the system, the quality of education, and the conditions of life for the students and their families, and the working conditions for the staff.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member?
The greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member is establishing a professional network with people across the country, who share your job, responsibilities, problems, and goals. You are not alone and probably not the first to encounter the various situations with which you must deal. The exchange of information and experience available is priceless!