“As school leaders, principals are entrusted with our most valuable resource – our young people. These students are our promise for the future, and it is absolutely critical that they receive a rigorous and well-rounded education. Principals are more than just caretakers of their schools. Principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysis and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives. Principals set the academic tone of their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements and set performance objectives. The National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals – joined by their state affiliates, the Texas Elementary Principals and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals – have designated the month of October as a time to recognize the contributions of elementary, middle and high school principals.” Governor Rick Perry proclaimed October 2012 to be Principals Month. At San Saba ISD we appreciate the work of our campus principals: San Saba High School – Brian Williams; San Saba Middle School – Vicki Key; San Saba Elementary School – Kay Shackelford. The words in the proclamation are so true, campus principals have to wear a variety of hats on a daily basis. As well, in any given day our principals impact the lives of approximately 3600 people. How do I get that figure? Well, we have 736 students, multiplied by 2 parents and at typically 3 grandparents and each and every one of these folks including the student has an interest in what is happening at the SSISD campuses. Keep up the good work SSISD campus principals and know we are proud that you have made your home in San Saba! Please check the website at www.san-saba.net for school information and follow us on Facebook, too! If you have any questions please contact me at 325/372-3771 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .