I'm Open to Suggestions
Posted by The Mandalorian on 10/15/2020, 8:41 pm
Here's my situation: |
1. My district is the textbook example of dysfunctional. TEA is going to be taking over.
2. Prior to my arrival 2 years ago, my bands were making 1s, with the occasional 2, and a couple of State HB & OPS appearances.
2a. I took this position 2 years ago due to family obligations.
3. In the 110 year history of my current district, the HS band has:
ONE 3-event Sweepstakes
ONE 2-event Sweepstakes
A historical average rating at any UIL contest of a 4.
4. My first year here two years ago, we got 3s. Last year we got a 2 at marching contest...C/SR was cancelled.
5. HS band currently has 18 members...but 11 are ineligible due to grades and failed drug tests.
6. School board has informed me that the band WILL be at the football games because, "All the bands from the other schools will be there."
6a. To date we have not seen another band at any games.
7. School board has informed me that the band WILL go to UIL marching contest, even if it is only 7 people. I told them, "Over my dead body".
8. Even if I did take them to UIL, I would have to "beat the show into them" in order to get a 3.
9. I can not handle the stress of both a bad school being taken over by the state, AND having to perform a miracle to get essentially a septet to play at a 3rd division level. I am going to aggressively look for a new position for the 21-22 year.
My question is this: Since most DFAs, HBDs, or other administrators work with the mindset of "What have you done lately?", how do I get the stink of my current district off of me so that I will be taken seriously in a candidate search?