I’m not sure I would be comfortable knowing my administrator saw me as a “chip” to cash in. I want to be a partner with a stake in the community, not a pawn on a chess board in someone else’s game. Sometimes personal questions can be intrusive and I purposefully keep my personal life separate from my work life. That being said, I agree that it is important to be human with one another and acknowledge that sometimes people face significant personal struggles.
What brings me on board is an administrator who is passionate about things that matter and engages me in conversation grounded in seeking solutions to pressing questions. Engage me as a professional, support my desire to learn, and give me opportunities to lead. Thats all I ask!