My guiltiest pleasure is … Silence because of the noise level I encounter in my job daily and my family nightly. I occasionally enjoy an opportunity to sit in a deer stand or on a lake shore with nothing but the sounds of nature.
The best and worst thing about being a principal is … the opportunity to have a positive impact on so many young lives. The worst thing about being a principal is the possibility of “Leaving a Child Behind.”
If I could only take three things to a deserted island they would be … a hammock, a mosquito net and a boat so I can leave when I can’t take it anymore.
If I could trade places with someone else for a day I would choose … Bill Gates, and I would do a wire transfer of half of his assets to Andy Kohl, his family, his friends, and several needy charities.
The funniest thing I have heard in the past week is … my precocious 10-year-old son explaining how he missed the bus. “They treated me like a criminal,” he said.
The thing people probably assume about me but are completely wrong about is … that I am a Missouri native. Actually, I grew up in Iowa.
I could read and reread … Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” New habits can be hard to establish.
The most unexpected problem I have had with students is … helping them find shoes after a mud volleyball tournament.
If I wasn’t a principal I would be … an archaeologist. I am intrigued with the past and how previous civilizations lived. Believe it or not, I fall asleep to the History Channel every night.