One of the cool aspects of being a Principal is in the area of developing community relations. For instance, today I spent about 2 hours canvasing the city talking with business owners about our upcoming events. Technically, I was seeking donations for these events, but through this process I was able to meet so many people. Some managers would ask about the school or mention someone they know who went there. I met a few Alumni who had attended the school before I was the principal. They told about the “good old days” and how much fun they had.
Tomorrow I will be out and about again. My goal is to establish a relationship with as many businesses as possible to raise awareness of the school as well as prizes and gifts for our students. And I am getting out of the office to make these connections!