It takes less time to do thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Dear Principal – a Letter From Your Wife


Dear Stephen,

Here we are at the beginning of another school year, the time of year we’ve become so familiar with for the last 8 ½ years.

This year is your second year as principal and I would like to think we are a little bit wiser and a bit more prepared for all that comes with such a title.

When you took on this important role, I was ready to stand beside you with my full support while you learned your way through this new endeavor. Little did I know that I would also be gaining 1400 new family members in the form of your students and staff members – each requiring your time, energy, and most of all, guidance.

Through many athletic events, concerts, dances, and activities, I observed the trust you consistently earn from your Frontier family. No matter the time of day, you were there for each and every one of them, which is the way it should be.

Ella and I will gladly share our guy so you can continue to build the strong relationships with your students and staff who so hold a special place in your heart.

I know this new school year will be no different from the last and I am happy to welcome the new students and staff members as an extended part of our family.

I will gladly stand by to support you as you support them.

They are your – no, our – family.

Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”

I believe you have found that path, dear husband. You were born to be a leader to share your wisdom, creativity, and quest for eternal knowledge with many. Education is your passion and your love, and it is clear you have the utmost respect for your students, staff, and your school.

I want you to know that I am so very proud of all of your accomplishments and I am inspired, daily, by the work you do and the lives you change, whether it be those of students, parents, or colleagues.

I believe you are a true example of the saying, “finding a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

May your second year as principal give you opportunities for growth, many days of learning something new, and countless moments of success.

I love you,


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