So, I’ve been visiting the church that runs the preschool Lovegirl attends. I like the services, the pastor’s heart seems to be in the right place, and the congregation is friendly. I’ve been thinking about moving my membership there. I haven’t attended the church I’m an actual member of in almost 4 years.
Anyhoo, yesterday morning as I’m getting my worship on, the pastor introduces the new preschool director. What? My child has been enrolled in this school for nearly a year – one of the reasons I felt so comfortable enrolling her there was the “old” director. Now, I’m being introduced to the “new” director – in church. What if I hadn’t been in church yesterday?
I need a little notice when it comes to stuff like this. I don’t know if the school will take a new direction – probably will, isn’t that what happens when a new administration takes office? I don’t know if the new direction will be for the better or worse.
This lady has already rubbed another parent the wrong way – when the parent went to pick her chid up on Friday, the new director ran over “who are you, who are you, what are you doing?” The parent was like “I’m her mama – who are you?” “Oh, oh, I’m Ms. Firstname Lastname, the new director.” “Nice to meet you Ms. Firstname – next time do a little checking before you run up on someone.” “Oh yes, yes, but it is Ms. Lastname okay? That goes for the children as well.” Alrightie then.
I know that people move on, that staff’s change, but I was hoping that the current administration/teachers at the preschool would remain constant for the next few years that Lovegirl wil be there. I’m not as concerned with the afternoon teachers – they’re usually college students, and I understand there’s a good bit of turnover – I was okay with that. I’m not sure how to feel about this change – in the immediate, I am not pleased. I understand that the old director didn’t even know she’s been replaced until Thursday morning when the new lady showed up. And that’s just wrong – particularly for a church-based school. Nothing about that indicates that the school is doing things “decently and in order.”
It is not that I think there’s anything wrong with the new lady – it’s just that I don’t know her – and I think that’s where the majority of my concerns lie.
What do you think? I need a little feedback on this one. Of course, I’m going to talk to Smoochy about it, but I already know – whatever decision I make, he’ll be fine with. Would you be concerned?