Former JBMS Science teacher, Mr. Thomas Bradley (Faculty) took the position of Assistant Principal of James Buchanan High School. The transition from teacher to principal has been overwhelming but in a good way.
“The analogy I have been giving most people is that as a teacher I was able to control my day and now my day as an Assistant Principal is dictated by others,” said Bradley. “The part I enjoy the most is the interactions I get to have with all the different people.”
The hardest thing for Bradley was getting use to others commanding his time. Now as Bradley fills his new role, no day is the same. As an Assistant Principal, Bradley communicates with parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
“Mr. Bradley is really nice,” said Brenden Wingate (10).“When I’m in trouble he’ll approach me and we will talk about it in a civilized way.”
Most people do not realize just how busy a day in the life of an Assistant Principal is, but in fact, it is jammed packed with meetings, phone calls, and many surprise incidents. A typical day for Bradley is shown in the timeline below.