Administrative Professionals Day in the SDMA

Administrative Professionals Day in the SDMA
Posted on 04/28/2016

imageThis past week, organizations across the country, including the School District of the Menomonie Area, celebrated the work of administrative professionals. The actual date for Administrative Professionals Day for this year was Wednesday, April 27, 2016. According to the Hallmark website, Administrative Professionals Day (formerly known as Secretaries Day) was created in 1952 by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (formerly known as the National Secretaries Association). The website states that, “The name change reflects the changing job titles and expanding responsibilities on today’s administrative workforce.”

The dedicated and talented group of administrative professionals that work as executive assistants and clerical staff in the School District of the Menomonie Area are greatly appreciated, and each one of them is extremely important to the success of our schools. In addition to executing tasks traditionally associated with a secretarial position, our administrative professionals are experts at using technology, communicating with school district stakeholders, and most importantly, working well with our students and staff.

It takes a special person to work as an administrative professional in a school.  While there are many important tasks that our administrative professionals complete on a regular basis-- like logging attendance and discipline records, completing reports, and keeping files-- administrative professionals in schools are often called upon to make decisions and act at a moment’s notice. Often, the duties of a school administrative professional might include helping care for a child who is injured or hurt, calmly listening to a parent who is frustrated or upset, or dealing with administrators and other staff members who need timely, and in some cases, immediate support for a variety of tasks.  

I have been very fortunate to work with some terrific administrative professionals in my career as a teacher, principal and school district administrator, and we are very fortunate to have such a wonderfully talented and dedicated group of administrative professionals working in our school district here in the Menomonie Area. Please join me in recognizing and thanking all of the administrative professionals for their work in making our school district great.

Should school stakeholders have any questions about becoming an administrative professional in our schools or anything else related to our school district, I invite you to visit the Administrative Service Center or contact me at 715-232-1642.  More information about our schools can be found on the school district website ( and on Twitter (