Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You can please some of the people... (Day 16)

You can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

There are many times when a principal just can’t make everyone happy. The thing is, I would really rather make everyone happy. Throughout the school year, the principal has to make hundreds of decisions someone doesn’t like.

I use a simple process to make decisions - I consider what I believe to be best for the kids. Often, I have many other factors to weigh also. In fact, there are usually dozens of ideas to consider. With all of that comes the obligation to return to my core value of making decisions that are best for the students.

I know that every principal goes through this process. It sounds easy, but it is never easy to make a decision that I know will make someone upset.

At this point, it may be best for the reader if I stop writing. Thanks for reading.

Day 16 of my month of blog-a-day (Spilling Ink 14 remaining.