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PUYALLUP: Principal gets payback for excellence

Letter by Brian W. Hogan, Kent on May 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm with 4 Comments »
May 6, 2011 2:21 pm

Re: “Rogers principal will return, resign at year’s end” (TNT, 5-6).

Often our best teachers get lured into administrative positions, primarily due to the tremendous pay differential. To criticize and censure a principal for being willing to keep in touch with the classroom and students is unbelievable. To teach a 0 hour class in a difficult subject should be applauded.

There seems to be no evidence that the principal wasn’t fulfilling his administrative duties; not too many 0 hour meetings take place, I would assume. Keeping in contact with the teachers and their perspectives and the students and their enthusiasm and trials has to make him an outstanding example of what a principal can be.

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  1. Alinup says:

    When someone does an excellent job the people around them fear
    for their jobs. It’s that way in schools, nonprofits and local government. In big retail it’s just the shark tearing off your leg.

  2. rosie12 says:

    In Tacoma we have a principal who drops the “F” bomb with 5th graders and still keeps her job, but a principal who goes above and beyond for his students has to resign. What is wrong with this picture and our educational system?

  3. e8party8 says:

    The full term is “Principal-Teacher”

  4. klthompson says:

    It looks like some of the Toonerville activites usually found in Tacoma are showing up in Puyallup. Must be the wind.

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