Every morning at 8:09, I open up the doors of the school to let the children come upstairs. This allows for moments in which I can chat with a few kids and sometimes learn from their wisdom. The other day, Sora Faith Craig, a student in Amanda’s second grade, asked me if Diane (our assistant principal) would be the principal when I retire. Kids ask the darndest things. We chatted for a bit and Sora reflected on the nature of my work and on Diane’s readiness for the position. She remarked, “Principals have a lot of responsibility and maybe even sometimes need to take the blame.” I am not retiring so keep in mind this was a theoretical discussion only.
Later in the day at dismissal, Sora approached Diane and said, “So I hear when Anna is ready to retire and she’s not ready yet, you’re going to be the principal. That’s a lot of responsibility.”