My principal asked me to join the school leadership committee. I have never been asked to join at any of my prior schools and am happy to join. Part of me is in disbelief because I was the last teacher hired at this school and there are teachers on my team with far more experience and seniority. His explanation is that he values my input. I suppose I should accept this… My guess is also that he sees I am collaborative and is creating a new school culture by selecting an outsider as a leader as I am one of the the few who came from a different district. I am excited that I will be able to give my kids a voice as the students who cannot speak, as many of my students cannot, are often forgotten about during school decisions at many schools.