ERIC Number: EJ1000073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Pet? Not My Reality
Lockwood, Shannon R.
School Administrator, v69 n10 p38-39 Nov 2012
Superintendents whose young children attend public schools in their school district face a special challenge. How do you go about ensuring your children are treated like other students, neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by their unique connection to the chief executive of the school system? This article shares the experience of a superintendent who grew up with a father who was a superintendent during her school days. Growing up in Goffstown, New Hampshire, where her dad, Darrell Lockwood, was the superintendent for 10 years, the author and her sister were referred to by most people in the community as "the Lockwood girls." Everywhere they went, people knew who they were--other students, coaches, administrators and all of their teachers. Students and parents figured, as the superintendent's daughter, she got special privileges, including better grades, starting positions on school sports teams and status as the "teacher's pet." The author argues that it was not her reality. Living up to the expectations of being the daughter of the superintendent in a small town made her into the young woman she is today.
Descriptors: Superintendents, Educational Environment, Personal Narratives, Expectation, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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