One great thing about heading a school is that you never stop learning. There are new issues to face, new personalities to deal with, and you never know what a new day will bring. Early on in my career, I had to learn about building materials and asbestos abatement; later, some biology with AIDS and blood born pathogens. I had to brush up on my PR skills to decide how to respond when one of my teachers was lead way from school in handcuffs, curb my development instincts when a major donor prospect offered me a spectacular sum of money for the school if I would expel the child of a rival. Even when the decisions are more mundane, there are hundreds to make every day, and the choices you make will determine your tenure and your legacy.
A terrific post from Ham Clark, Head of Episcopal Academy, featured today on my colleague Kevin Ruth's blog. Click on the Introit link immediately above to read the whole post. Enjoy!