One of my most special groups of people are those who have begun this year’s journey with me. Staff members that I either hired or inherited as new that began the year as newbies will hold a special place in my heart because of their energy, their excitement and because they too get that glazed over look at times, ha!
This group needs to be nurtured as a whole within your campus, but also as separate newbies. They have no history with the campus. You are in fact, building their history as the year goes on. Take advantage of that and check in with them often.
It is easy to get swayed if you do not have some core values locked in place, and your new people? You want them to have your core values in front of them throughout the year. Feeling like you fit in and are able to contribute is important…especially if you’ve hired the most awesome teachers/staff around! I am SO proud of how involved mine all already are, and that we are continuing to nurture their cohort relationship.
We met last week, just with my new staff, and had root beer floats, and I gave them this check in sheet to get back to me when they could. We talked generally about how their year was going, and what we had coming up to look forward too. It was reassuring to see that they too, were staying a’float!
Taking care of my team helps them take care of my Wolves!