Mrs. Amy Huber passed the School Administrator test over the summer and was given the role of Assistant Principal! We sat down with Mrs. Huber last week to talk to her about this new role!
Why did you decide to pursue the principal’s license?
I have always loved teaching and watching the kids grow. I have enjoyed developing curriculums and lesson plans that met the needs of my students. I felt challenged everyday and couldn’t wait to be with the kids. For 24 years I didn’t think any differently. However, after year 25 I knew I needed something more. I had always heard stories of people being “called”. As I was trying to figure out my next move in education I had the “calling”. I had the call to administration. I have many friends who had become principals, but never thought I wanted to leave the classroom. After prayer and conversations with my family and friends, I decided it was time for a change! I followed the call and enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University and began my classes to become a School Administrator.
I chose Indiana Wesleyan because it is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership. It was important for me to develop my leadership skills in a Christ centered environment. I completed the year and a half program in May and passed the School Administrator test this past summer. During my schooling, I completed an internship under Mr. Ernstberger. His knowledge and skills taught me many things. I was also allowed to take part in many meetings, programs and activities that allowed me to have first hand experience.
What new responsibilities have you taken on this school year with your new role?
As the Assistant Principal I have been able to work side by side with Mr. Ernstberger. We have developed a real team work affinity. We meet many times to discuss what tasks need to be accomplished and new ideas that we have! Along with being the Assistant Principal, I am still able to teach in the preschool. I love the time I get to spend with our young Eagles. They have a love and passion that excites me when I am with them. I am also fortunate to be with the older kiddos as well. I am in the lunchroom with them 4 days a week. It’s fun to interact with them in that environment. I am continuing to provide intervention in the afternoons. I truly feel I have the best of both worlds! I still get to work with the kiddos, but expand into the administrative side too!
It’s been a smooth transition. I am enjoying all that I am doing. There is a lot that happens on the administrative side that I think many people may not realize. Just like any business, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that has to be accomplished. Not just for Holy Family but also for the State and the Archdiocese.
What’s next for Mrs. Huber?
I am so happy with where I am. I have been an Eagle for 27 years. Holy Family is MY Family. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. We have the best teachers and staff in the area. Our teachers have a passion for their work and the kiddos they teach. I am fortunate to be a part of this great family! My time at Holy Family has never been considered “a job” but a true passion and enjoyment. I look forward to coming to HFS everyday and being with all my Eagles!