It’s been two years since the principal and I retired from the large inner city high school. As I think I have mentioned more times than anyone cares about, I was not replaced upon retirement. The principal, however, was; but his replacement, after two years, is moving north to become an assistant superintendent for a school district near Sacramento.
I said he was just passing through, like a train in the night. Very young, with a doctorate, I knew he wasn’t planning to stick around and make a lifetime commitment to the district. Oh, just typing that sentence makes me laugh. We will see who filters out and gets the job for the next year or so at the inner city high school. It will be hard next year as the campus is AGAIN being remodeled. You might remember the theme for the 2005 yearbook-Lost in Modernization–the year that gave me ulcers.
If I was not already retired, I would definitely leave this year as 2012-2013 will be pretty hellish–new principal and remodeling.