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Has anyone taught an admin’s child? I’m going to be teaching my new AP’s daughter this year and I’m so nervous!

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Yes this past year, I had an admin's kid. Each year I have the kids of fellow teachers (and office staff!). Just remember to establish a good relationship with them, so if / when their kid does does poorly in class, you can have a healthy convo with them :)

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Yes! My first year teaching I had the superintendent’s son AND my district department supervisor’s daughter in different classes. No pressure… You will be fine. I was able to forget the family connections and just teach the kids after the first week or two.

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As a parent whose child attended the school where I taught, I’ll tell you what I told her teachers: Treat her as you would anyone else in your class. I don’t expect to know her grades before she does or for her to have opportunities for retakes, etc. that other students don’t receive. I DO expect to hear from you if there is a problem, but only if you would contact any other parent for that problem.

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I’ve a superintendent’s daughter. They were awesome. I had an AP’s kid and it was a nightmare. It just depends on the values of the individual. Some want their kids to be entitled others want authenticity. Treat the students as you would any student and see how it’s going to be. I hope you get the authentic (which most are btw) ones! 🍀😉

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Yes, last year I had the superintendent’s child in my class. To her credit, she wore her mommy hat when dealing with me, not her superintendent’s hat. In that class I also had a board member’s child. I didn’t have any problems with either parent. I did inform the parents that their child would not receive any special treatment. Good luck.

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Whether they did or did not, I did not notice. I treated all students equally. I remained professional across the board. I held their children to the same standards and expectations as the rest of the students. You will find that people in those positions are also professional and will respect you for your consistent professional instruction

Yes. I will leave it at that.

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I have a few times. Always boys, only one working up to his potential. He and his mom were great about never playing the "my mom is your boss card". She was probably the best admin I ever had. He was a great student. The others... the boys didn't work up to their potential but that is not completely unheard of no matter what your parent does. In a couple of cases wanted teachers to forget who their parent was, in a couple tried to cash in on it.

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Don’t be. I had to teach my principal’s child and she wanted me to treat her like any other child, and I believe she was genuine when she said it.

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I have taught our admin’s children…just treat them like you would any one else.

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I love it. There was no faster or better way of establishing rock solid credibility in my district that having eyes in the room who can tell the board, principal, admins, etc, just how awesome my class is. Evaluations and observations are stupid ways of assessing since they don’t show consistency, how you handle stress, etc. But you put some kids in the room each day and then PT conferences with those decision makes and you will be able to show just how good you really are. Congrats, this is great news. Imagine how much your students normally rave about you to the parents and talk about you at the dinner table. Now imagine you have decision makers hearing that each night. Powerful stuff for you.

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I have taught admin kids and county office folks as well. I think they, maybe more than anybody else, appreciate an authentic education for their children.

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Not only did I teach the assistant superintendent’s daughter, I taught during a session of e-learning because of snow. It was a long term sub position. Found out later that he listened in and helped to get me hired permanently the following school year. I think I would have been nervous had I known he was listening, but it sure helped me in the long run.

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I have as well. I had all of the principal’s kids in an AP class and it went fine. You will do very well.

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Yes, just be yourself and teach as you normally do. Kids are kids no matter who their parents are. Relax and don’t give it much thought.

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I haven’t taught any admin kids, but every member of our school board who has had kids come through our school has requested me ❤️❤️ I am also the theater director at my school, and we do one show a year that is K-12. The majority of the students who do the show are the kids of district school board members, admin, and teachers. At least they understand the benefit of the arts.

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This year, I had the niece of our superintendent, although I didn't know the relationship until almost the end of the year. I think the ignorance stopped me from being nervous and getting in my head too much

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Forgot to say that I deleted and did not count the false classwork grades that my AP had entered.

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Yes I have, since I treat all my students as my own children it turned out to be fine… Matter of fact, I was later told that the administrators requested their children to be placed in my class. So, I will recognize this as a compliment that the administrator wanted you to teach their child. PS: I learned that most of the administrators’ children I had, did not want any special attention, and did not want the other students know who their parents were, matter of fact, now in my school district, the admin’s children cannot be placed in the same school anymore due to a terrible situation (fight) that happened a few years ago.

Several times. Do your job properly and interact the way you would with any other student/parent and you'll be fine. If you ever feel pressured by the admin to treat them differently, talk to your union rep. (I've never had to, but it's nice to know you have support!)

Yes I have two years ago. I’m teaching the admin’s twins this year! Treat them like your other students be fair and consistent!

I had one this past year, AND I had one my very first year of teaching. Both were children of admin. Keep in mind that they’re students and generally tell their parents as much as other students tell their parents. Often less. Generally, they don’t like being used as spies, and it’s uncool to be associated with admin. They often try to distance themselves. I had another math teacher’s kid in my class last year, and he refused to even speak about any math with his dad, who taught across the hall from me. It was actually pretty funny.

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