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4th Grader Walks in the Shoes of Her Principal

School NewsGreg Higgins
Wearing her ‘Principal’ badge and sitting behind the desk of Aaron Parker Principal Tammie Bates, Hannah Jackson begins her morning by making notes for announcements and acknowledging student birthdays.

Wearing her ‘Principal’ badge and sitting behind the desk of Aaron Parker Principal Tammie Bates, Hannah Jackson begins her morning by making notes for announcements and acknowledging student birthdays.

Hannah Jackson, 4th grader from Aaron Parker, walked a day in the shoes of Principal Tammie Bates after winning the highest bid at the Parker Spring Fling silent auction.

 Jackson began her day as principal at 7:45 in the morning.  Following closely behind Principal Bates, her day’s duties included: attending the G.T. presentations and the annual Title 1 meeting, making introductions at the yearbook assembly, visiting classrooms, reading to Head Start, assisting in the office, touring PJC as an administrator with the 5th grade class, running errands as needed, and baking muffins for her office staff.   Principal Jackson’s one rule for the day was to give everyone longer computer time.  For lunch she invited two friends to eat with her in the principal’s office and later treated her class to popcorn.

“Mrs. Bates has a tough job!” said Jackson at the end of the day.