Day One was truly special today at D.H. Stanton Elementary School, the second stop of my day, because of the school’s new principal, the dynamic Robin Robbins! I was very excited when Principal Robbins, at that time the principal of Burgess-Peterson Elementary, decided to interview for our vacancy at D.H. Stanton Elementary School.
Principal Robbins has made a name for herself as a turnaround principal, able to shape and mold schools into stellar learning sites where students and employees succeed. She was on the front lines of the bus drop-off lane this morning when I arrived at D.H. Stanton on bus #548. The entire D.H. Stanton staff was decked out in a trendy and hip uniform of t-shirts and fatigues, ready for the morning’s action.
I arrived just in time for breakfast, which today included pancakes and bananas. The pancakes were yummy, but some of the bananas were a little overripe and mushy. I actually swapped my perfect one with a young student for her mushy one. But overall, it was a tasty meal and got the day off to a great start.
We made our way upstairs to the television production room, where students and teachers produce a daily “morning announcements” show. I was able to co-host with a student, recite the school’s pledge and even sing the seven habits song. It was so much fun.
A big thank you to the staff – they gifted me with my own set of super cool fatigues and a Stanton school t-shirt. Check out my photo below with Ms. Robbins. And a special thank you to Councilwoman Carla Smith who also stopped by to wish kids a happy first day of school. We are Day One ready!