This summer intensive program has challenged my mind in ways I didn’t expect. It’s been rough, but I’ve grown immensely through the painful process. Now it’s time to start looking ahead. Within the next few months, I have two options ahead of me: 1) propose a new NYC public school of my team’s own design; or 2) interview to find a school where I can assume the role of principal. They each have their own pros and cons–and I’m leaning towards proposing a new school. If it works, great! If not, I can always interview to find a school.
So in an ideal world, what qualities would you want your child’s school to have? What programs? What educational capabilities? What type of culture? What types of partnerships with community or business organizations? What have you seen at work in schools near you? This can be anything from Kindergarten to grade 12. I look forward to hearing your ideas.