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Honoring principals for all that they do

2015 October 1
by HISD Communications

Being a school principal is simultaneously one of the most difficult — and the most rewarding — jobs an educator can have. As a former principal, I can attest to that. As campus leaders, they are charged not only with providing support to teachers and high-quality instruction to students, but also with managing budgets, handling discipline, overseeing staff, and representing their schools in the larger community.

Balancing all of these tasks can be quite a challenge, but we have 283 principals who do it every day. I am grateful to each and every one of them for their commitment to HISD, and for setting the tone of excellence that continues to inspire our students and teachers to reach for greatness.

Each fall, the governor of Texas designates October as “Principals Month,” in recognition of the critical role that these dedicated individuals play in our students’ success. This year was no exception, and I want to encourage everyone to take some time out before Halloween to say thank-you to the principals in their lives. It only takes a moment to express appreciation for a job well done, but the satisfaction of being noticed and validated for the hard work they do is something principals can carry with them always.

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