New Secretary At Elementary School

I could really use your advise. I got the job as building secretary. It's a great opportunity. But I am really worried about the start of the school year. With Kindergarten registerations and bussing I am terrified I am going to screw up. It would be so much easier if I could ease into the position but that's not possible. Help! Btw the current building aide applied for this position as well and is pretty mad she didn't get it so she isn't going to be any help at all. I am afraid I am going to fall on my face!
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2 Responses May 10, 2012

I hope it went well

Oh my, your situation is exactly like mine! I was in the same situation last year. It will be very tough and rewarding, be patient. Take lots of notes. I let people know right up front that I was new and to please be patient with me. Most people can relate and will be kind. As far as the other people who didn't get the job; just be thoughtful of how they feel and be humble. You shouldn't feel bad that you got the job, be confident that you were chosen for a reason. And remember; ultimately you are there for the children. You are their comfort and safety. Those little people are what it is all about! I made it through my first school year and you will too!