While Mr. Okma has gotten a poor reputation from students at this school due to an issue surrounded by speculation, he does his job well and competently. He does what an interim Associate Principal should.
Although he may not come out of his office a lot, he has a good understanding of whats going on at IA central. Perhaps he shouldnt be a principal of 3 schools at once, but we do owe a lot to him for starting the IA! He may not always get along with the staff, but he to a large extent keeps them in their place while understanding students wants and needs.
I think Okma's a good principal, but he sometimes has his priorities wrong. His actions during the great Zangle hacking incident prob resulted in hurting the school's reputation more than saving it.
okma + godliness = Amazing IA, everything else is a non-factor.
I really dont understand why so many people dont like Okma. It seems to me that he really does care about the school and all the people in it. I mean he does make mistakes,hiring mrs. saxsma is a big one, but he is only human.
What Mr. Okma did with the IA really is amazing. He started off with nothing and built one of the best schools in the nation.
its really hard to say. i mean he's not like a teacher.we dont see him at all!! except for some events and speeches.. well he did a good job with ia i must say
hes really nice but when he sits down at lunch with u and tries to start conversation.. then its scary. also he doesnt realize how strong his grip is so when he shakes kids hands, he seriously leaves a bloody pulp.. yea.. but overall hes a great guy. look waht hes done for our school! all this in less than a decade.
I don't know why there are so many poor ratings for Mr. Okma. From what I've seen, he's very courteous and, contrary to what some reviewers say, he DOES care about what's going on in the school.
Give him a lot of credit for the retort he wrote in defense of the IA. Too bad about #2 though :(
He reminds me of the Gimp in Pulp Fiction. He's dragged out of his little office every time he is needed to tell us we're #1.
While he is concerned with the image of the school, he also honestly cares about the students that make the splendid ratings
It takes a lot ot organize everything going into our school..give him some credit. I actually see him out of his office a lot.
When Mr. Okma tries to socialize with us, it's scarier than when he just goes about as a principal. When he comes and sits at YOUR lunch table, you'll realize.
He needs to interact with students more, but he has the right to be proud about #1, he built the school. Seems okay. But no one sees him much.
come on, you all know that all he cares about are his numbers (IBs, SATs, and grades), and he's doing whatever it takes to get fake results that say we're #1...
If you've been in his office before he's upfront and fair about your punishment. He's a good man. #1 school is his signature line Bok for Prez.
I'm so sick of hearing "We're number one!" and what's up with that stupid banner too. Come on, everybody knows that Steeby runs the school.
yeah he's only concerned about how our school looks but give him SOME props, i mean, he basically started this school himself, and he's come a long way!