When I first began teaching 15 years ago, I never thought I’d ever want to be an administrator. It wasn’t until about five years ago that I decided I should go back to school and see if this is really what I want. So I applied and got accepted into Miami University and the cohort program they developed with Dublin City Schools. It was an intense one year program but something I do not regret.
I began applying for open positions the following year…this is year marks the third year I’ve applied for positions and have interviewed. After so many interviews, you wonder why or what you have done wrong. I have learned that it’s not me…there’s a fit they are looking for and I haven’t filled that fit.
Tomorrow I have another interview but this one stands apart from the rest because I am interviewing at a school that I attended as a child and I graduated from the district. I will be interviewing with the superintendent and the chief academic officer. I am beyond thrilled but nervous too. What answers do they want to hear? Will I have the answers they want? What are they looking for in a principal? Do I fit the mold they want filled?
These are questions that I may never know the answers to but will find out soon if I am the person they’d like to lead their school. I am honored to have the opportunity to interview and know I will do my best.