Interim – Day 2 – culture

Over a weekend I interviewed and successfully gained the position of Interim Head of Special Education at my High School. The position is short term, 10 days in length, but could be extended until the end of the semester.

I have been in Special Education for over a decade, but this is my first position of responsibility in this department.

These posts are going to focus on the questions that popped up on the daily.

Some got answered, some are still in process. Most questions I had some clue how to action, but even more have me chasing squirrels to find answers.

Living The questions [in no particular order]

What is the process for an In-School Team meeting? What is the process for an In-School Team meeting at this school?

Do I want to see a Reconciliation report, absolutely! What is a Reconciliation report?

What other reports, tasks, commitments are coming down the pipe?

Why does it seem like everyone has forgotten that I just took this position on yesterday?

When am I going to check my voicemail? Should I even check it? Everything is moving via email, right?

I thought I knew what to do in this situation … now I am not sure. I wonder if I could ask our board psychologist?

Where can we meet kids 1 to 1? What is the cleaning protocol?

Ok, now I know what the Reconciliation report is. How do I get access to information system to check it’s accuracy?

Why don’t we do it like that here? In my previous school we did it differently …

What if we tried it like this? No? Why?

I am not really sure about x,y,or z but I think I know who I could ask. Maybe.