Why is the Principal SOOOOOO Scary?


I’m not going to hide it; I slacked off a little at work last week. Don’t worry – I worked… I just procrastinated on the work I didn’t want to do and rearranged all of the furniture and wall decorations in my classroom instead.

I think maybe that’s why it felt like I’d downed a shot of adrenaline when my principal called my classroom and asked me to come see him in his office during my planning period.

Deep down, I know that I’m the model employee. I do everything they ever ask me to do. I complain less than any other teacher in the world. I have had fewer parent problems that require administrator intervention than the three and a half years I’ve been a teacher. I attend all meetings and get along with everyone.

I don’t know why I panicked when the Boss told me he wanted to talk to me.

There wasn’t a single reason I should think he’d be mad at me – like he really has the time and inclination monitor whether I grade papers or move furniture…

Whatever.

Regardless of all logic, I freaked out and convinced myself I’d be losing my job – after all, I’ve lost my job three times now and have only been called in to see the principal those three times.

I totally didn’t lose my job.

My principal called me down to offer me three weeks of extra pay to cover an extra class.

I accepted.

What is it about principals that makes them so intimidating?

I must be thinking too much of Mr. Belding, right?

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Why is the Principal SOOOOOO Scary?

  1. :::screeching of brakes::::

    Hold the phone there Katie….

    You were intimidated by Mr. Belding? Like… from Saved By The bell?

    He just hung around with kids. And… I guess hung around with kids. And the school only consisted of something close to 6 or 7 real students and the rest were nameless redshirts.

    Mr. Belding….

    Maybe we watched a different Saved By The Bell…

  2. I will only admit that I have seen that episode. I will not admit I even found him scary. But my memory is very hazy.

    I should also point out that I made a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC pun in the comment above.

    Screeching…of brakes…

    Screech…

    WHO CARES IF IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL?!

What are your thoughts on life, the universe, and everything?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s