April 8-12 marked Assistant Principals Week across the country. Perry Township Schools sincerely values the hard-working administrators whose contributions – big and small – to our district make Perry Township Schools an amazing place to work and learn.
It’s impossible to find the words to truly describe the influence that each of our educators has on students, colleagues, and our community. But during Assistant Principals Week, we invited our assistant principals to the Perry Township Education Center for breakfast to express our gratitude. They work alongside our school principals to manage administrative tasks and carry out the principal’s decisions. Many assistant principals oversee disciplinary issues and encourage students to turn away from negative choice and inspire positive behaviors. They enforce boundaries to maintain a positive school culture.
Our assistant principals also plan events that enrich our students’ educational experience. Every year, our principals work diligently behind the scenes to plan many of our district’s marquee events, such as the District Art Show, District and State Spell Bowl, PE and music programs, and so much more. They spend hours, without complaint, planning every detail that goes into each of these programs that attract hundreds of people. They arrive early to make sure the equipment is in order. They stay late to pack up supplies.
Our assistant principals do it cheerfully, and they play a major role in the success of our district. They also build relationships with students, parents, and community members who are crucial to our district’s success. They support and mentor teachers and other staff, especially those who want to move in to a leadership role in the future.
We are thankful to our partnerships with organizations such as Marian University, which allows us to grow our teachers into leaders. Marian University‘s Fred S. Klipsch Educators College is offering a trailblazing program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years and a master’s degree in five years in special education, elementary education, or biology and secondary education.
As part of the curriculum, future teachers and administrators will gain real-life classroom experience by tutoring, as well as observing our teachers and their classroom strategies in action. For more information on the unique program, visit marian.edu/educators-college