I have returned to the fold
Posted Saturday, May 26 2012 at 17:12
With your already accepted forgiveness, I can confidently consider this hatchet buried and believe we can now forge a new future in which I foresee myself playing the role of an agent of change in this tumultuous staffroom.
Going forward, I will become your beacon of hope, serve as your foundation of support and become your trusted confidant.
I will unquestionably support you in all your endeavours. Feel not apprehensive to invite me to take up additional and challenging roles and to report to you directly on happenings that my eyes may be privy to in this school.
I am also at your service 24-7 to give you unfettered academic and intellectual advice on how to run this school based on my wealth of knowledge that I continue to acquire from Kenyatta University.
Yours most humble and dutiful servant,
Mwalimu Andrew, Esquire, GHC, CRE, INSHA (B.Ed Hons – ongoing).
I typed the letter and went to the district headquarters from where I printed it. I was at the HM’s desk last Wednesday morning.
“Sir,” I started as I sat. “I have something important to tell you, but I believe this letter conveys my message much better.”
I handed him the letter. He carefully tore the envelope and read the letter at least three times. He smiled.
“Dre, I am happy to note that you have left Egypt and are on your way to Canaan,” he said.
“Since I trust you, as per your request, your sympathy is accepted and I forgive you,” he said then extended his arm to greet me.
He must have meant that my apology was accepted. It was not the first time that apology and sympathy had confused him.
He then went ahead and shared with me his vision for the school and told me that he needed my support in ensuring that his vision comes to fruition.
“I will, after observing you for about a month, write to TSC recommending your promotion,” he said.
I had thought that Juma was lying but when we had our first staff meeting that day, he used the opportunity to praise me and give me additional responsibilities.
When Kwame, the Deputy, denied me the chance to train athletics and music, the HM overruled him.
Next on the agenda was the new school timetable. “Last term, there were complaints from some teachers that the timetable favoured some people and punished others,” Kwame said.
“So this term I decided to do it myself to avoid such complaints.” “That is good Kwame,” said the Headmaster. “Did you use a computer to do it?”