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SamTastic Weekly Tip: 10/20/15 - Does email drive you right up the wall?

Does email drive you right up the wall? Here’s a three-step approach many SAM teams use to get off the wall and stay in the green:


Schedule in TimeTrack two or three times during the day the principal will look at email.

Set your email so it sends an automatic message to each sender. Here’s a sample message you could modify and use:


Thanks for your email. I focus on instructional leadership work using my TimeTrack calendar at Stevens Middle. I have set times during the day that I look at email so I am not distracted from my work improving teaching practice. If you need to schedule time with me, or need immediate assistance, please contact my SAM, Joyce Edwards, (502)665-7525.


Only our best for our students,


John Adams, Principal


Have your office staff use your First Responders as much as possible. Be sure they use the SAM Communications Protocol so each caller feels important and not pushed away. We’re all in this together!

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