WHAT DOES AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL DO ALL DAY LONG?
Dr. William Ries is one of a limited number of school administrators who have considerable experience within both the public school system and the Catholic school system of our country.
A veteran of the Korean War, Dr. Ries chose the field of education over a possible baseball career.
He began his career in Cincinnati’s inner city as a teacher of Physical Education, eventually being promoted to the principal ship and staying with the public schools for 22 years.
Upon retirement, Dr. Ries unexpectedly was hired within The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and remained as principal for another 15 years.
Is there a difference in running a public school versus a Catholic school?
Read his exciting, sometimes controversial, sometimes humorous, but never boring account of managing within both school systems.
Dr. Ries is retired from education. He enjoys reading, playing senior softball, senior volleyball, a card game called “Hearts”, biking and watching his 7 grandchildren participate in basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse games.
Upon learning the author was an elementary school principal, a business friend exclaimed, "You must have the sweetest job in the world. What does an elementary principal do all day long?"
The author's response, "Amazing. I seldom got a chance to eat lunch and frequently didn't have time to even use the restroom."
Dr. William Ries is one of the few principals in our nation who has considerable experience within both the public and Catholic school systems. Is there a difference in being a school administrator in one system versus the other?
What Does An Elementary Principal Do All Day Long is sometimes shocking, often humerous, never dull and an interesting read. For those unfamiliar with what goes on within an always busy school office, you should find this one enjoyable.