I can be their cheerleader
As the School Improvement Specialist, one of my responsibilities is test coordinator for the building. It’s a heavy duty responsibility. Testing is not so much fun, so I feel that my responsibility is building relationships with the students and the teachers to help reduce the stress and make it a more enjoyable environment.
A lot of my time is spent with the seniors who might need additional support in meeting graduation requirements. I spend a great deal of time with them. It’s a very rewarding process. We work through what they need: maybe some remediation, maybe some one-on-one support talking them up – increasing their confidence. I want them to know that they have a support piece here. I can be their cheerleader.