One of my favorite days of the year is “Principal for the Morning”. This is my contribution to the PTO staff raffle. This year’s winner was a confident and talented 2nd grade student. “Principal Adriana” led Friday Flag Raising, walked the building with Head Custodian Astudillo, read aloud to Kindergarten, had a phone meeting with Superintendent Wegley, and called an all-school surprise recess. The morning ended with a pizza lunch in the principal’s office with Adriana and 2 girlfriends.
I asked Principal Adriana a few questions about her morning:
Q: What do you think is the hardest part of being a principal?
A: It is really tiring. You have to get up early and come to school early. The hardest part for me was picking only 2 friends for lunch. Everyone is so nice. I had to pick out of a hat.
Q: Were you nervous leading flag raising?
A: Yes. I didn’t have a lot of time to practice. Some of the student names (that I read) were really hard (to pronounce).
Q: What advice do you have for anyone who wants to become a school principal?
A: One, don’t stay up late. Get your sleep. Two, practice student names for flag raising.
Q: What is best part of being Willowbrook Principal?
A: Giving everyone extra recess time.