Today is our final day with the accreditors. Yesterday went fairly well, so I don't face today filled with dread, the way I have at the end of some accreditation visits. And I went home when there was still light in the sky, so I see that as a good sign too. It was fading light, to be sure, but we didn't have to stay into the night, like we might have, if there had been big issues found on the first day.
Yesterday was anticlimactic in the way that I expected. I sat at my desk waiting to be interviewed/needed. I didn't want to start on any project that was too involved, since at any moment I could be interrupted--and my major project of the last months, getting ready for accreditation, was done.
Yesterday the team went to various externship sites, and from various reports, those trips went well. Today should be a quieter day. I wish I had the kind of writer's brain that could work on poems while waiting for it to be my turn to be interviewed. So far, I have not. I wrote up meeting minutes, but that's about the extent of the writing I could do.
Since I began this job, a major part of my attention has been focused on this visit by the accreditors. There was an enormous amount of work to do. Now it's time for me to turn my attention back to the real work that never ends and is always so important: strengthening the school and changing the lives of students.
Let me offer a prayer for the strength and wisdom to do just that.
feeling the feelings…
8 months ago