Challenges Facing Administrators
Even though we all live and work in different parts of the country or world, it is safe to assume that we face many of the same challenges on a daily basis. I thought it would be beneficial to start a discussion on the various challenges that all of us face and as a group try assist each other in overcoming them.
Probably one of the biggest challenges I face has to due with the budget. I have been in my district for 6 years and have not seen a penny increase in that time. Each year I am forced to think outside the box and do more with less for the sake of my students and staff. How am I to integrate technology if I do not have the financial to do so? This is just one of many issue that arise as a result of the budget dilemma (you can also add replacement textbooks, desks, paper, etc. to that list). Any suggestions?
Here is a list of some other challenges that I think we all face:
-Hiring/retaining Qualified Staff
- Removing tenured teachers
- Internet filtering
- Condition of facilities
- Rising ESL/ELL populations