PROVERBS (For a classical, Christian school)
1 Some proverbs of an administrator, the son of an administrator:
2 To know and share a few good ideas, but mostly to understand various accumulated opinions and experiences of dubious worth, gathered over time by the son of an administrator;
And perhaps to gain some sympathy, if not agreement in passing them along to others.
3 As rain comes in the spring, so snow will come immediately after a delivery of a load of gravel for the driveway.
4 Like vinegar to the back teeth is a copier that breaks down when it is desperately needed.
5 He who once gives a foot ride to a first grader will find he must do so daily.
6 As pearls carried in a paper sack is a lovely girl in a t-shirt and old jeans.
7 The fool says in his heart, “I don’t need to study tonight; the test isn’t until two days from now.”
8 Grass will be able to grow where there are no children playing, but much joy comes from watching children play.
9 Like discovering one has lost five pounds is the gladness that comes from a student’s sincere compliment.
10 Expediency is a tyrannical master, listen not to him when hiring a teacher or other staff members
11 Many are the ideas education colleges give new teachers, but few are of value to the biblically-minded teacher.
12 The righteous father does not hold back spanking from his son, nor does the righteous mother withhold chocolate-chip cookies from the administrator.
1 D.A.R.E. is a mocker and doth provide no limits to a student’s evil desires for getting high.
2 The sluggard leaves his jacket on the playground and remembers not where he put it.
3 Four things an administrator hates; five incur his displeasure: a lying tongue, a hand that is quick to strike others, a bus that will not start on a winter morning, anything coming from the N.E.A., and yet another jacket lying on the floor.
4 The Lord blesses even little schools in Moscow, Idaho; who can understand His ways?
5 A capable, friendly secretary is a gift from the Lord, as our competent teachers.
6 Look to the kindergarten teacher, O you teacher of higher learning, and see how productive she is and the work her students produce. Be like her in your energies.
7 “Remain in school!” cries the fool, yet he looks not at why his schools continue to empty.
8 He who greets a staff meeting with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted to him as a curse, though none would actually say so.
9 Where there are many founders of a new school, sin and disorganization will be present shortly. Good leadership lies with few of one mind.
10 A foolish student seeks for a lost paper in a trashed locker and finds it not; A wise student finds his paper in an organized notebook.
11 The fool thinks education is like computer technology; only the newest innovation will do. Look back, O man, to how the fathers taught for generations, there lies education.
12 Three things are wondrous to behold, yea four are the delight of the administrator: A student who loves school, a father who leads his home, a staff working well and harmoniously toward a goal, and a person who prays for his school.