My principal told me in a meeting today that she is resigning due to health issues.
To say I lost it, would be an understatement.
When she first came... I sat doe-eyed assessing every move and every word she spoke. I had dealt with administrators before that came in both guns blazing... but she didn't. She came with a sweet voice and a soft smile.
She offers hugs instead of handshakes.
She can assess people and then just know which words of wisdom you need to hear.
After one of the first meetings I had with her, she asked me if I ever planned to go into administration. I think I actually laughed and told her no.
Then you said these words to me, "Why not, Dawn? You are such a natural born leader."
I honestly think she was the first person to ever say something like this to me. It actually took me back. I left thinking, "She doesn't know me... that's why she thinks that." but it changed something inside me that day.
Ever since that day, I couldn't help but think that's what she thought of me... and that I needed to uphold that image.
She planted a seed in me, and I'm just overly sad that she won't get to see it grow as I take on a new role that she helped to develop.
She is truly a great friend and leader and I will miss her more than she will know!!