We opened the new school (23 miles away from home, as opposed to 1.5 miles) and I remember driving there the very first day. I was a mix of emotions, but happy was at the top of the mix. Four years later, I still can say I am happy and at peace, but then...
My principal gets promoted to DIRECTOR! What a wonderful thing for her, not so much for those she leaves behind. You know how these things work, it was hush hush for a few days (rumors flew). By the time everyone knew, several of us were supposedly leaving, LOL. Once it became official and the email came telling us we had a faculty meeting in the morning, the secret was out.
We cried during that meeting, she cried, everyone cried. My assistant principal announced she was leaving, too. This just couldn't be happening. You see, these aren't only my bosses, these are my very dear friends. They are family. We met our new principal and I think he may have been a little overwhelmed, to say the least. He had to greet our tears, who would ever want to do that?
Anyway, this summer can't come to soon. It will be a time to regroup, recharge, and reevaluate. What does the future hold for any of us? Only time will tell, so until then remember:
Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
|My principal and I during her birthday celebration on May 10th of this year.|
Who knew it would be one of our last pictures together at school...