I'm an assistant principal and also taught with the Office of African American Male Achievement.
Teaching / Mentoring
Day to Day
Coach teachers with growing instructional practices, facilitate various meetings, provide student support, collaborate with colleagues to address issues that arise, as well as work to refine our systems and structures.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for professionals
Don't go into teaching thinking that you're there to save your students. You're not there to save them. You're there to give them the tools to bring themselves up. If you take it upon yourself to "save" them, you won't be as effective and you'll probably end up burning out. Be authentic and empathetic and teach your students the tools they need to succeed.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: