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.
Mrs. La-shea Slaydon is an assistant principal at Mt. Peak Elementary School.
Q: Why did you become an educator?
Since a young child, I loved sharing information so others could learn new things. I have a deep passion for learning and growing and serving others.
Q: What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?
Experiencing the a-ha’s: those moments when true understanding is achieved. Whether it’s from a student, teacher, staff member or parent, I share in the delight of those “lightbulb” moments.
Q: What’s really special about your school?
Everything! It is awesome – awesome – awesome! Our teachers are incredible. They go to the n(th) degree to communicate and collaborate with other staff members, parents, and students in order to meet [their] academic, social, and emotional needs. Our students are amazing and delight in coming to school each day knowing they are safe and will experience wonderful learning moments. I love coming to school each day!