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I take a moment to look at my watch and everything seems right on schedule. It's 7:59 a.m. and the date is August 25, 1994, the first day of teacher workshops! A letter sent out three weeks ago to the 14 faculty and four staff members I will be working with assures me that all will be present for our first formal building meeting. Materials I had prepared during the months of June and July to prepare for the upcoming year are sitting ready to be picked up by what I have been told is one of the most "dynamic" groups of people to work with in the Northwood School District. Teacher and staff handbooks which include the revisions made to the district's mission statement, philosophy, and 1994-95 goals are finally back from the press. Prior to my arrival the Northwood Middle School had not yet adopted building goals so I took the liberty of jotting down five goals that I assumed would be accepted by the staff. The rest of the materials were sitting outside the media center door with a note instructing them to take one of each item as they entered for the meeting.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Dave Else


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