The end of summer that is.
Summer is bliss at a school district. The office is quiet. The phone rarely rings. I can devote plenty of time and attention to big projects. What would take days during the school year can be accomplished in a morning during the summer.
Unfortunately, those quiet days will be just a memory on Monday morning. Last week was the calm before the storm.
This is the time of year when chaos reigns at my job. All of my free time is soaked up by a swirling mass of work orders, e-mails, and phone calls. All of my planning, prioritizing, and delegating will soon be for nothing.
Lucky for me, the chaos will end almost as soon as it began. The students return in two weeks, whether we’re ready for them or not. And once they return, the chaos subsides and what’s left is a steady rhythm of work.
Amid the chaos is where the excitement hides. The start of the school year is a time of change. Even more so this year. We’ve made some big changes this summer and there are more to come…