Thursday, August 14, 2008

Death By Power Point

So I have just spent a week listening to and watching some of the most non-entertaining power points of my life. There were about two that showed movie clips along with their power points...but that was it. I realize that there is a bunch of information that a new person needs when they come to a new school district, but OMG!!! I can not stand another person reading from the slides!!! I wish I could say that I learned a ton of new information but if pressed I would say in the four days so far I learned 4 new items...I guess one item a day is not bad if I had not spent 7 hours at each event. I also realize that in a district as large as Clear Creek, people come in with all sorts of different backgrounds...but to sit through a lecture that included how to turn on an over head projector is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Yes, I am just complaining, and no, I do not have a solution, but there has to be a better way. With all of that said, I am still thrilled to be in this district. I can see why they are one of the top districts in the state. They demand very high standards from their teachers, but have also found ways to help them achieve the goals set for them. Intimidating, yes, but very doable. Some of the 4 things I learned this week, I was wondering why the two previous districts I worked in had not told or required me to do these things. Makes me wonder what CCISD knows that the others do not. So needless to say I am going to have to work on my orgaizational skills...updates to come...

Oh. Cool side note. I "knew" the superintendent of Alvin ISD...and by that I mean he knew my parents from church. 5 years ago I introduced myself as Maryanne and Curtis Posts daughter. In all of the following interactions (which are few and far between) he remembered who I was and spoke to me. Well a year or so a go, he moved to CCISD as their new superintendent. Wednesday morning I was walking into another wonderful meeting and from behind me I hear "So how have you been doing?" Well, being in a state of drowsiness from staying up late watching Phelps kick swimmings butt...I rambled on to the superintendent. Anyone in a right state of mind would of just said "Fine, thank you. And yourself" So a half and hour or so later he is giving his welcome speech and I have to be honest in saying that I was not paying all that much attention until I noticed some of the lines that I said to him. I actually thought for a moment that he was "stealing" if, right. Then proceeds to ask where "Megan" was sitting. I raise my hand, with what I was sure was a deer in the head lights look...and he continues with my story of exhaustion...don't quite know what lead up to the story, but I'm sure if I had been paying attention it would have been good...welcome to CCISD Megan:-) Guess I need to get more sleep.


  1. That is great! Why to go Megan. Glad you did not die from Power point yet.

  2. I meant to comment on this one and totally forgot. That is really cool though what your superintendent (sp?) did - he brought it down to the human level, you know? That shows a lot in a person. :-) Always helps for you too!