Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Selection

Choosing a supt is occupying much of my time, and I've been thinking about how similar the process is to choosing a candidate for office. How difficult it is to appeal to such a wide audience without damping down one's personality! How impossible it is really to know someone in such artificial circumstances! Yet we muddle through, and eventually a choice emerges from all the muddle, and then we all move on, having affected a few lives directly and from hundreds to millions indirectly.

I have to admit that my main thought throughout is "I'm glad I'm not the one on the hot seat." There's a lot of courage involved, I think, just to put oneself through this grueling process.

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