Initially, AALA received the District’s intention to merge the AP, Elementary and AP,EIS classes with positive expectations. This was especially so because principals have stridently been clamoring for more consistent administrative support to manage their daily undoable and disparate workloads. In addition, a large majority of AP,EISs have for many years expressed their discontent with being pigeon-holed to perform very narrow, albeit important, job-specific duties. Currently, it is more feasible for teacher coordinators to become principals than AP,EISs because the latter position is perceived as one that does not give them the ability to sharpen their instructional and operational saws.
AALA posed this conundrum to the District’s senior leadership and Board Members earlier this year.