Anonymous Appreciation

As a school administrator, I often feel that administrators and central office folk don’t get any recognition.  So, I wrote this poem and sent it to a few people.  The bottom of the  poem asks them to send it on.  After sending it out, I went to a meeting of administrators where someone brought the poem and said, “Look what someone sent me, it made me feel so good!”  I smiled (on the inside!).  Feel free to send this anonymously to someone you know who deserves it.


For Administrators with Appreciation


You toil, you trouble

You flip and you flop

You make decisions by the second

The work doesn’t stop.


There are mandates and directives,

Initiatives too,

All trying to tell you

What’s the BEST thing to do.


It’s easy to become lost in the demands

Forgetting why you chose

This as your

Professional plan


But you are making a difference

Leading with care

Reminding those you work with

That there’s no time to despair


You smile, you praise

You model, you lead

You give all of yourself

To all in need


And you do it why?

Because that’s who you are.


You see the bigger picture

Beyond policies and musts

You build a community

Filled with trust.


What thanks do you get?

Very little indeed.


But know that it’s noticed,

The hard work you do.

Know that it means something

to those that you lead

And know that you are appreciated,

Very much indeed.



Please pass this along within 3 days to someone you think deserves to know how much they are appreciated.  You might also want to include an anonymous personal note about why you chose them or a sweet treat, or both. 


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