Emily and Ed & Janet Hoffman are planning what the Hoffman's will do once Ed becomes Vice Principal. But the celebration and their friendship becomes strained when Emily is shocked to find that she is made Vice Principal instead. Janet is much less magnanemous about Emily's promotion than Ed is and tries to walk out of the party. But they end up wishing her luck.
As the new Vice Pricipal, Emily must deal with a missing hot dog bun delivery, paper work that is already 9 weeks behind, a bully she helped pass the 3rd grade, an escaped snake and Ed quitting when his s field trip is canceled.
Jerry becomes temporary receptionist, Gail's assistant when she comes to work with a cast on her leg and is unable to walk around.
While Emily debates turning down her promotion, Ed stops by to give her his support (even though Janet stayed in the car) and she decides to stay.