Interim – Day 7 – pause

Over a weekend I interviewed and successfully gained the position of Interim Head of Special Education at my High School. The position is short term, 10 days in length, but could be extended until the end of the semester.

I have been in Special Education for over a decade, but this is my first position of responsibility in this department.

These posts are going to focus on the ideas and questions that popped up on the daily.

Some got answered, some are still in process. Most questions I had some clue how to action, but even more have me chasing squirrels to find answers.

LIVING THE QUESTIONS [IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER]

Getting some whiplash from shifts between big picture, little picture, and picture in picture perspectives.

Sometimes it’s ‘who ya know’ and sometimes it’s ‘how ya know them’.

There is no spare moment.

“Hey hi, could I just ask a quick question?”

Thank you. Really. Thank you.

How can I make our department meeting shorter?

“That depends…”

Yes I will send out another reminder about our department meeting this week, with the meet link.

Yes I will send out another reminder about our department meeting Friday, with the meet link.

Yes I will send out another reminder about our department meeting tomorrow, with the meet link.

2 responses to “Interim – Day 7 – pause”

  1. Do you know yet if it will be extended? And do you know yet if you’d like to do this for a while, as opposed to the other work you have been doing?

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    1. I am really enjoying all of the challenges and conversations and connections that I am making. I did not find out by the end of the day if I am still their ‘person’ when we return from break. I am finding a lot of joy in the work. And the challenges are fantastic. I will continue if I can for sure. If not, I will continue to support the team any way that I can. There are other PORs available in my board, but I want to stay and invest in this school either as a SERT or SERT with a POR.

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