September 1, 2011

Today was day 3 at the new job. High School Secretary. Well, my contract says “7-12 Secretary,” and the job posting called it “Administrative Assistant to the Secondary Principal.” Whatever you call me, I’m a busy girl, but I’m enjoying the challenge, and it’s exciting to be at school. I have so very much to learn, though. It’s one of those jobs, where it will be an entire year before I actually get to do all of the pieces, and it will probably take at least another year before I really know what I’m doing with some of the “extra stuff.” The daily stuff is pretty consistent, but as you can imagine, in the life of a school year, there is something new every month. Week. Day!

Today managed to be especially crazy, but I get the impression that nearly every day is pretty wacky at school. Half dozen subs, plus the principal was gone, shortened schedule (it was H.O.T.), and toss in a 10 minute power outage. As the superintendent said, “we joke about getting back to normal some day, but we don’t really know what normal looks like.”

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  1. Mary Ann says:

    do you get to have lunch and hang out on breaks in the teacher’s lounge or is there an area for other “staff”? I can’t imagine North Tama has too many extra areas to hang out in

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