Obviously, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I really tried to work with the school administration to help address truly important issues that seemed essential to retaining teachers and helping holistically increase student achievement. However, that style of proactive problem-solving was great for getting some things done. It was not, on the other hand, effective at building strong relationships between me and my administration.
I’m trying to put the information into the community so that the community knows what is happening in their school. I want community members – my friends and my students’ families – to feel empowered by the information presented so that they become advocates for themselves and their schools.