Day 12

2/3/12

TGIF!!!! With two late night for parent-teacher-conferences, this has been a long week.

Today was not a day that was easily distinguished from other days this week. Nothing out of the ordinary happened.

I will use the blog to reflect on leadership in my role. Our text book talks about librarians as leaders in the school and I have found this to be true. Below are examples of some the the leading I’ve done.

  1. RTI facilitator
  2. PLC leader
  3. Staff-Development coordinator and presenter
  4. Technology committee
  5. Consigliere to the principal

While I enjoy all of these roles I sometimes feel that the school system takes shortcuts and underpays. The same thing happened when I was a reading specialist and curriculum coordinator. The school gets what amounts to an assistant principal but they only have to pay a teacher salary. That’s not right. So, the leadership role is a mixed bag in my mind.

On the excellent side, I feel that I’ve made a BIG difference at my school. Since I came we’ve put RTI in place, refined our use of assessments and data-based decision-making, and started 6-Traits writing.

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About ritaplattlibrarian

I am an elementary school librarian and I love my job more than it should be possible to love a job! A Nationally Board Certified teacher, my experience includes teaching learners of all levels from kindergarten to graduate students.
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