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Posted October 7, 2014

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Mike Bateson, Principal

Taylor Middle School

Honoring our principals as part of National Principals Month

PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT: MIKE BATESON

Meet Mike Bateson Principal at Taylor Middle School.

Prior to your experience at Taylor, where else have you worked, and what were your roles?
Principal in Deming and Lordsburg School districts. Taught 11th grade English and AP Government and Politics at Deming HS for 11 years.

What made you decide to become a principal?
To make a difference in the entire school, not just my classroom.

What advice would you provide to someone interested in becoming a principal?
Develop a thick skin and keep your sense of humor. Don't forget it's about the kids - it's not about you.

Please share with us one experience you are proud of or a rewarding experience you have had as  principal.
When a parent comes up to you out in the community and says you have made a difference in the school.

What is something that you would like to share with the public/district administration about your school that we might not know?
I have eight children and twelve grandkids.

Please provide one sentence/paragraph about your overall thoughts of being a principal, and what it means to you.
Being a principal is the best job in the world because you get to work with such a diverse population every day. There is never a dull moment.

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