From the desk of Dr. Kirk Lewis

Updates from the Superintendent

Principals Have Impact

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A principal is making his rounds of the school when he hears a commotion coming from one of the classrooms. He rushes in and spots one young man, taller than the others, who seems to be making the most noise.

He takes the young man by the hand, leads him into the hall telling him to wait there for the principal to return. Back in the classroom, the principal restores order and lectures the class about the importance of good behavior.

‘Now,’ he says, ‘are there any questions?’

One girl stands up timidly. ‘Please,’ she asks, ‘may we have our teacher back?’

That principal made an impact. Our principals impact our students everyday by leading them to learn the tools necessary for living productively in a global society.

Principals are charged with managing the discipline, instruction, physical operation, and staff of our campuses. It is a job that is not defined by the clock.

A principal’s day often begins before sunrise, opening the campus and checking the facility. Every day principals visit classrooms, judge student competitions, monitor the lunchroom, meet with parents, encourage first year teachers and guide students to make good choices.

October is National Principal’s month and I would like to extend this into our community.

We have amazing principals. Take a moment to let them know they are appreciated. Thank them for the impact of their leadership, love and support.

Author: Dr. Kirk Lewis

Dr. Kirk Lewis serves as Superintendent of the Pasadena Independent School District, a position he has held since April, 2006. Over the past 26 years Dr. Lewis has served as the Deputy Superintendent for Administration, Public Relations and Governmental Affairs; Executive Director for Communications and Community Relations; and Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.

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