administration, being me

Dear Administrators, I Only Have One Question

Dear Administrators,

I only have one question;

Does your staff trust you?

If yes; how do you know?

If no; why not?

If you don’t know; how will you find out?



I am a passionate teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA,  who has taught 4th, 5th, and 7th grade.  Proud techy geek, and mass consumer of incredible books. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. I have no awards or accolades except for the lightbulbs that go off in my students’ heads every day.  First book “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students” can be purchased now from Powerful Learning Press.   Second book“Empowered Schools, Empowered Students – Creating Connected and Invested Learners” is out now from Corwin Press.  Follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

5 thoughts on “Dear Administrators, I Only Have One Question”

  1. Dear Administrators, Do you support your teachers? If you do it does not show and your support is not felt by the staff.

  2. As an administrator I would like to respond:
    Does your staff trust you: Yes, I would say that for the most part my staff does trust me. I think there will always be people along the fringe who may go back and forth but I would say it is an over all yes.
    How do I know: I try to go out of my way to have conversations with my staff as often as I can. I advocate for them and do my best to help them whenever I can and I understand that without them I am useless.
    To the follow up question: Yes, I do care. Read above to find out why.

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