Since retiring in June 2008 and 4 years in this position, I have been blessed in many ways. I would like to elaborate on one of these blessings. That blessing is the opportunity to work for Connecticut Federation of School Administrators (CFSA) in my position of Vice President. Why would you say, is this job such as a blessing? Because I have the opportunity to help fellow administrators as they navigate the many obstacles, impediments and perils of their jobs. Nothing more – that’s it! It gives me immense satisfaction knowing that a member can pick up the phone, send us an email or meet with us face to face, knowing that there is support they can count on 24/7.
When I became an administrator in 1985, I was blessed with five mentors at my new school that took me under their wings and provided me with the guidance necessary to be an effective and caring administrator. And now it’s my turn to reciprocate the support that was given to me and do the same for others, whether they are new administrators or veterans of our craft.
Of course it helps to have a colleague like CFSA’s president, Gary Maynard, who also shares in the belief that we assist administrators who are serving on the “front lines” with the best in services that we can provide.
These services come in various forms:
- Professional Coaching
- Conflict Resolution
- Formal/informal visits
- Attorney referrals
In essence, this organization is yours! I work for you! We work for you! If you have contractual questions/concerns – call us. If you are being called on the carpet by your supervisor – don’t go before making contact with your president, union representative or CFSA if your president authorizes it. Use to the fullest extent, the services that the CFSA office has to offer. I know and understand the battles you are fighting, so don’t hesitate to call if you are in need. I AM HERE FOR YOU!
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