Shoo! That went fast. A summer full of new experiences mixed in with yet another successful session of summer school support. We experienced very few discipline and/or transportation issues, facilitated the secondary summer school needs for the entire district, earned hundreds of credits and added 13 more students to our 2017 graduating class. A very fruitful four weeks indeed.
I spent a week in Philadelphia with Dr. Voshell, Dr. Pinkett and Ms. Sharpe attending my first National Principals Conference. I targeted time management, best instructional practices and special education initiatives during the conference. I was happy to take away some fresh ideas and a sense of confidence that we are doing a plethora of wonderful things for our students. It was also nice to meet and converse with some phenomenal people.
The final hurrah was the Peer Group Connections training in Princeton, New Jersey. Our DHS team learned and practiced how to further support the PGC initiative in our school. We danced, sang, shared personal reflections, problem solved and role played for nearly ten hours each day. The food wasn’t half bad either. I never realized how much I like beet smoothies. I have to admit, it was fun and I had a really good time growing personally and professionally.
So after all of that personal and professional growth, I needed some serious recreational activity. Off to the field I went, but not to the baseball diamond. I coached our boys soccer team this summer. We competed in the Delaware Turf summer league against the other members of the Henlopen Conference. We finished 5-1-2 in our Wednesday night showdowns on the pitch. It was awesome. I encourage all of you to get out there and support these young men. They will be fun to watch.
I hope each and every one of you had a great summer too.