As part our teambuilding last week, our administrative team took the Myers Brigg type indicator and shared the results with one another. By sharing our types, we (hopefully) developed a better understanding of how to work together.
I am an INFP. As an INFP, it is difficult for me to share my type with the broader community. I am trying to stretch. According to my profile, at work, “my main interest lies in seeing beyond what is present, obvious, or known.” And, I may “have difficulty performing routine tasks.” Guilty and guilty.
Since I tend to focus on possibilities, I am typically exasperated by "traditions." To me, tradition implies resistance to change or provides a readymade excuse for inertia. But, working at St. Paul’s, I have developed an appreciation of traditions. We value community, and our traditions bind us together.
I am looking forward to the first day of school and the return of our many traditions, especially the morning greeting. I asked the members of our program team to share their favorite St. Paul's tradition.
Me, The Pet Blessing
Lisa Jones, Lower School Head, Interim Middle School Head: "Too hard to choose! Pancake breakfast, 3rd-5th grade ice skating trip, Baccalaureate and Graduation, Thematic Unit Culminating Events, helping fund the food program at Holy Cross School.
Ted Van Thullenar, Dean of Students: Chapel
Jill McGee: Director of Admissions: Friday Chapel
Sheila Abio, ECC Head: Chapel, Hooray for the USA!, Greeting in the ECC
Cindy Wissinger, Director of Development: Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
Daniel Pennington, Director of Finance: Middle School Musical
Colette Rousey: Assistant to the Head of School: Open House (first day of school!)
Shawn Sharpley: Director of Technology: Grandparents' and Special Friends’ Day