I often write about how much I love my staff and this year is no exception. The selfless acts I witness every day truly make my heart feel like it could burst. I love seeing the way we all work as a team; the way we have each other’s backs and the way we truly care about one another. But, today I feel like we reached a new level; a level often reached only by family.
It all started when I hurried to the bathroom. As many educators know, going to the bathroom is a luxury in an elementary school. And at my school it’s an even greater luxury because we have quite a lack of staff bathrooms. So, I was very excited when I fast-walked into the staff workroom to find an unoccupied bathroom. I had to make my way through a group of teachers who were hurriedly laminating, paper cutting, team planning and problem solving, but no one had stopped me as I made my way to my final destination. I smiled and retreated inside for a 30 second vacation. As I was reveling in the momentary silence, I quickly heard the familiar sound of my name being called. All of a sudden, I realized that what I heard was a teacher asking me a question as she yelled through the bathroom door. I couldn’t help but yell back, “Are you seriously talking to me when I’m in the bathroom? I swear this is just like being at home!” When I opened the door I was greeted with the laughter of a workroom full of teachers. The culprit however, was hiding from me.
So, to say that we love each other is an understatement. Power of the team was taken to another level today. And, I must say, there are no people who I’d rather communicate with through bathrooms doors.
Stay ELITE my friends and know that my door is always open…unless of course it’s closed, and then you can just yell through it.
Here is your staff update for September 15.