Principals Gone Wild General by Joel Wagner - March 28, 2008July 2, 20101 I like my principal. In fact, I like every principal I have worked with and for. I read a news article today that concerns me and makes me glad that I have had great administrators to work for thus far in my career. Then I got home and looked for a few more. Here’s what I came up with. Teachers say principal threatened to kill them if TAKS test scores didn’t improve Private school director’s explicit poems draw fire Principal on leave after kids eat on floor I also found this video. Crazy stuff. Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.