Midlothian ISD’s assistant principals participate in an Assistant Principal Academy. In the 2010-11 school year, there is one Academy session for the first semester and two sessions in the spring semester. One of the tasks in the first meeting was to answer three questions: (1) Why did you become an educator?, (2) What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?, and (3) What’s really special about your school? Each Assistant Principal will be featured in a separate blog with the answers to the questions.
Mr. Roger Jaffe is an assistant principal at Walnut Grove Middle School.
Q: Why did you become an educator?
I want my life to be impactful – influencing and helping others is the most effective way to accomplish that. Guess I could have been Microsoft-rich and given lots of money away, but that path didn’t present itself.
Q: What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?
I love being a facilitator in the unique relationship between teacher and student.
Q: What’s really special about your school?
Family atmosphere … where students are treated like real family … An incredible caring staff that sees the larger picture of how kids become adults, and possess the passion and compassion needed to make that transition occur with excellence.