Headmistress McGonagall

Dear Professor McGonagall,

I have read that following the Battle of Hogwarts, you became the new headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Do you enjoy being the headmistress? What is your favorite part of Hogwarts? Who do you think will succeed you as the new headmaster/headmistress of Hogwarts?

K – A Curious Ravenclaw

Dear Curious Ravenclaw,

The circumstances under which I became Headmistress do not easily lend themselves to “enjoyment”. I succeed two of the finest Headmasters to grace this School with their leadership, courage, and strength, both of whom would still be with us, were it not for the War, and it is my duty – and my honor – to serve in their stead. That being said, Headmaster Dumbledore prepared me well for the position, and yes – I do enjoy it, though I miss teaching.

My favorite part of Hogwarts is… her people. The students, faculty, and staff are, and ever have been, her strength and her heart. Without them, the castle may as well be cold stone.

As for who will succeed me in the post, I have yet to select a deputy. When I do, you will have your answer, provided the castle concurs.

Minerva McGonagall
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry