This year’s “principal for the morning” was third grader Mia Michael. She performed her duties faithfully. The morning began with Principal Michael and I taking the South Loop of the Walking School Bus. She delivered a couple of successful jokes at Friday Flag Raising. Head custodian, Mr. Pablo, let us inspect the boiler rooms and mechanical rooms of the school. Principal Michael read a book to Mrs. Kauth’s kindergarten class and called a surprise recess for the whole school. We finished the morning having a pizza lunch with two friends in the office.
I had a few minutes to interview Principal Michael. It was a pleasure getting to know this Wildcat a little better.
Q: What is your favorite part of Willowbrook School?
I love meeting new friends every year. When new students come in, it is really fun getting to know them.
Q: What is your favorite subject?
I really like math. I like learning things, so when I get home, I can teach them to my parents. I also like reading. My favorite author is Peter Brown. My class is reading “The Wild Robot Escapes” right now.
Q: What do you like best about being the “principal for the morning”?
It is really fun seeing different parts of the building. It is a different kind of day. I am looking forward to calling a surprise recess.
Q: What is the hardest part of being the principal?
Calling students down to the office. You don’t want to make them feel bad, but you want them to understand… why they need to change their behavior.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian. Now, I want to be an elementary principal!