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I love teaching.I adore making my students' faces lit up with enthusiasm about a topic of interest.I love to do research online and follow all the best practices other teachers swears by.I love teaching more than being an administrator.

 

The day I became a principal was the day I realised that I didn't know how to run a new school efficiently. My school would not crumbled but with my existing moderate knowledge,my school would not flourished.It dawned into me I had to be an all rounder to improve my school.I had to excel in fund raising,PR and communication skills.I had to collect data and planned CWTs and so forth.By the end of each day,after almost twelve hours running a school, I was exhausted and wondered why was I doing this.

 

The truth was and still is, I stayed on because I loved my students so much. Then I began to realise how much impact that I had on them by being a principal.Exhausting,definitely but when I could see the tremendous effect of a good principal to a school.Thus, I started doing an online research on fellow principals who were passionate and were creative enough to successfully turn a failing school around. Later, I stumbled upon OYEA in ASCD's website. I watched their videos and read their personal websites. To see their passion and resilience inspired me tremendously. One of their positive influence was that I decided to continue my studies in educational administration and my confidence as a principal increased by leaps and bounds.

 

The rest was history. Now I am here, learning from outstanding and passionate educators and administrators,sharing their struggles and learning from them how they overcomes their challenges.However, one thing that I am still doubtful about is the use of information technology in my school as we are not equipped with computers in classes.

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Comment by Sarenawati Jaafar on May 4, 2011 at 2:26am
Thank you for dropping by.My English is rusty and prone to grammatical mistakes.Thank you for the support.I'm looking forward to learn from you and your experience.^_^

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