Thursday, March 24, 2011

On the Job with a Five-Year-Old

John-Heath with his idol, my assistant principal. His other school building idols would be one of the janitors or a cafeteria worker.
What can I say? He is a Jack-of-all-trades.

I have written so often about John-Heath's after school employment that I thought I would take a picture of him on the job so you will now have a mental picture of what he looks like while doing it.

In his eyes the requirements to be a middle school assistant principal are as follows...
1. A tie
No self-respecting administrator would be seen without one.
2. A whistle to blow as each bus pulls up
The one he has on here actually belongs to his dad.
3. A state-of-the-art walkie-talkie
He was given one at first that didn't really work but soon caught on and now, on days when he stays on "green" in his classroom, he is allowed to use Ms. Rhonda's real one. The walkie-talkie comes in handy when he needs to inform the high school that a bus is on its way.
4. Patient and understanding superiors.
Reeaally patient and understanding.

P.S. The tie and his walkie-talkie are stored in the AP's desk drawer. John-Heath knows right where they are and beats a path every afternoon to go in and get dressed for work.

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