The other day, I had someone tell me, “I would never want your job.”
On the one hand, that may be true. Sometimes the negatives can be overwhelming.
When it comes to the part of my job involving student discipline, for instance, I have conducted hundreds of suspensions for drug/alcohol violations, fights, and weapon violations.
I have administered literally thousands of other discipline actions for offenses like truancy, harassment, obscene language, driving violations, bus violations, thefts, vandalism, computer hacking, and just about every other teen misbehavior you can imagine.
I am not alone. All principals manage a myriad of student and personnel issues, complaints, custody disputes, Facebook and texting dramas that involve both students and parents at times. We counsel students wanting to drop out, those grieving over deceased parents, and ones afraid for their safety at school or at home. Read More Staying Focused During Difficult Times