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I actually found it pretty refreshing to hear someone say that the administrators have good insight! A lot more often I just hear people complain about how administrators are out of touch.

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Thanks for the suggestions. To address Kelvin's point, my administration has been extremely supportive in this area, even thought they have been less supportive in other areas. I think the important thing is just to know your administration and what they do well.

To Kate, thank you for the DVD recommendations - I will definitely check them out.

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