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Posted October 9, 2014

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Robert Abney, Principal

Tierra Antigua Elementary School

Honoring our principals as part of National Principals Month


Meet Robert Abney, Principal at Tierra Antigua Elementary School.

What made you decide to become a principal?

I felt like being a principal gave me a better opportunity to serve the needs of a school community.

What advice would you provide to someone interested in becoming a principal?
The most important thing for a principal to remember is balance: Balance between the needs of students, staff, and the school community; balance between expectations and reality; and balance between what is important and unimportant.

Please share with us one experience you are proud of or a rewarding experience you have had as principal.
Every moment that I get to spend walking through the halls and classrooms of my school, visiting with students and staff, reminds me of why I chose to do what I do.

Please provide one sentence/paragraph about your overall thoughts of being a principal, and what it means to you.

If you aren't having fun as a school principal, you're doing it wrong.

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