Advocacy: tips for working with your administrator
Make your program seen! Involve yourself in other school events.
Be prepared! There is no better advocacy than well-planned, high quality student performances.
Approach with grace. Administrators are pulled in many directions and may not see the issue.
Offer to make the schedule! Specials are often the hardest item to schedule. Administrators may appreciate the assistance.
invite to a lesson
Invite your administrator to come watch a successful lesson. It will make them happy, just like it makes you and your students happy.
Come to the table with a problem AND a suggested solution.
Repeat back your administrator’s concern: “So I hear you saying that you want me to communicate with parents more often, is that right?”
Offer to help with School Newsletter or other regular communiques by providing content.