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Celebrating National Principals Month

October recognizes principals
Truth Dukes
October is National Principals month and recognizes principals across the nation.

October is National Principals Month and it highlights the leadership shown by principals throughout the nation. Principals help shape the futures of students and help direct education in a proactive and beneficial direction.

“Managing a campus of educators, support staff and students is no easy task,” Associate Principal Julius Anderson said. “This reminds principals that their tireless work does not go unnoticed.” 

This month principals are celebrated for their absolute dedication to transforming students’ futures, the community as a whole and making sure their staff and students have everything they need to succeed. Principals put in a lot of effort on top of administrative duties all throughout the school year to make sure their school district is successful and efficient.

This month was first recognized in the early 2000s when the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) partnered with the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) to launch National Principals Month.

“I think to be a principal you have to have a heart of service,” Texas High Principal Ben Renner said. “So it’s a little embarrassing but cool that we have a whole month to celebrate ourselves.” 

Renner’s commitment to his work along with other principals across our nation displays why we have an entire month dedicated to them. Principals are the core of our schools. Without them things such as coordinating curriculums, managing data distribution and taking care of our finances would be impossible to manage. Principals do all the dirty work that can be taken for granted everyday.

“It’s really rewarding being able to do this type of work for teachers and students but I can’t always be the good guy,” Renner said. “I have to make critical decisions for the better of our school but in the end I believe it’s all worth it.”

Their work allows school districts to thrive in providing students with the right resources and greatest opportunities to further their education. This month principals step away from the shadows and stand front and center within the glory, celebrating all the amazing work they do.

“I believe that all principals around the nation should be celebrated because of the hard work they do,” Renner said. “It should never go unnoticed or unappreciated.”

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About the Contributors
Lyric Curtis, Visual Journalist/Staff Writer
Senior Lyric Curtis is a first year staff writer in THS Publications. She is also a first year photographer for the publications team. Curtis is a member of the varsity softball team at THS and has actively participated in Leader In Me for 4 years. She enjoys taking photos, hanging out with friends, laughing at any and everything and listening to her all-time favorite artist, Frank Ocean. Curtis hopes to pursue a career in dental hygiene and attend college at Texas A&M University at College Station. She wants everyone to feel heard and accepted because life is tough!
Truth Dukes, Social Media Manager
Truth Dukes is a third year returning year staff photographer and is the current Social Media Editor for photography. She enjoys creative multimedia work, and plans to study Media Marketing after high school at the University of North Texas. Truth is excited to help lead the photographers this year aside the other photo editors, but is sad to finish her last year of being a staff photographer.

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