Being an administrator often sounds like such a powerful position.  To others, it looks like we can make all of the decisions, and we hold all of the cards.

However, there are some changes that we don’t really control at all.  We are told that times change, needs change, and priorities change.  Therefore, the overall plan must be adjusted.  The job of the administrator is to make the new plan work.

Unfortunately, the new plan sometimes results in a change of people or rearrangement of positions.  That is what is most difficult.  When the mind and the heart conflict, the mind must lead the way, but the heart tearfully follows along.


7 thoughts on “Changes

  1. A valuable perspective on change and our lack of control. We all do what we must when systems require it, even when our hearts disagree and it hurts – I can appreciate that last phrase, “the heart tearfully follows along.”


  2. Sonja Schulz says:

    yes. every position has its difficulties and this is one of the hardest things I imagine about administration–particularly if one has been at the same campus as a teacher/non-admin–then it becomes very hard on friendships.


  3. This is a wonderful perspective, something, as teacher, we don’t always think about. It reminds me of the quote “Change Is Good…You Go First” I guess as an administrator you need to lead with your head. Hopefully your heart always follows.


  4. Yes, I think administrators are the “they”, even when they really have no control over whatever is going on. It’s a tough situation to be in. I appreciate you reminding us that administrators think with their hearts, too, when difficult decisions are being made.


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