South Jordan Elementary currently has the
following positions open at the school:
2 Special Education Aides
Teacher Favorite Things
I hope your summer break was spectacular as well as restful. As you all get to know me I hope you'll see I always strive to be honest and open in my thoughts and feelings. At times I've been very guarded with my communication and it hasn't always worked out well.
We all understand life has its hard moments and things can change rapidly. We can feel content and happy one day and, due to circumstances in or out of our control, we can feel frustrated, sad, angry and unsure the next. Because of this "human" side in each of us, I am a huge believer in kindness and patience with everyone we come across. I'm also constantly checking and analyzing my own emotions and trying to figure out the possible root cause when I'm feeling anxious, discouraged, uptight, or nervous.
This is my 22nd year in education and 14th year as a school administrator, yet as the school year approached I had some serious anxiety building up. Perhaps some of you felt the same way. I know some of our faculty at South Jordan felt nervous about this school year. Yet, as Back to School Night started, something started to change within me, and then, the following morning when I walked outside to greet our awesome students coming to school, and I saw their smiling, excited, happy faces, my anxiety melted away. It was almost as if I had walked in the front door of my house after a long journey. I was home.
There are times, when life gets a bit hectic in the school office. When I get bogged down with the budget, emails, and other managerial tasks. All important, but definitely not where my passion lies. And in those moments I will often force myself to leave, go to a classroom and just be. Listen to the teaching. See the learning. It's my safe place. Now understand, I try to get into classrooms as much as I can, and most of the time I have a focus and purpose. Something, academic based, I am specifically looking for as I work with the teachers, as we are constantly improving our craft. But sometimes I go visit a class just to recharge my happiness battery.
You have phenomenal children. You've been working tirelessly for years on these future independent superstars. You send them to us for 1/3 of their day and trust that we'll partner with you on this quest to greatness. I'm honored to be your tag team partner in this journey and you've sent your child to a school full of All-Star Adults whose sole focus is to ensure your student is learning in a safe environment. Thank you. This is going to be a sensational year.
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