From an administrative perspective, a typical day(7 am-5 pm) opening of offices, cafeteria, classrooms. A quick check from the central office on staff absentees and substitutes available. No subs, divide students among grade levels. Having years of experience, I checked by phone the substitute situation at 5 am before leaving for work at 7 am. I also kept a list of teachers who were retired and available to substitute for the day.
The workplace culture was shaped by the lead teachers, parents and myself, the Principal. My office was always open to anyone who
needed to vent before going public with a disagreement.
As far as management, my philosophy was "Be in charge of what
you were in charge of." This included parents, teachers students,
classified workers and myself as a role model.
The hardest part of the job was to lose a student, parent, teacher,
and/or other staff.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to see happy parents,
students, classified staff and myself, the Principal.
Student achievement and professional growth among all.
Unequal resources allocated to inner-city schools.