My first “official” day on the job was July 5, and before I could get started, I needed a work space. I had taken a few tours of the facilities before, and I saw that my new office was on the third floor–the top corner office with a great view. It was more like a penthouse.
And then I checked out the whole building and told the movers to put all of my belongings in the basement. You read correctly. The basement! My staff began to panic and wanted to know if I was okay.
I picked an office that is the size of a utility closet at best. No windows. No bathroom. No opulence resembling the typical superintendent ‘s office. Just enough room to hang a few pictures and my academic credentials.
Why would I do something like this? A few reasons…...