Chapin Street's Newest Student- Principal Reed!
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Mrs. Reed & Alyssa
Mrs. Reed & Alyssa

This year the Ludlow Public School administrative team accepted the Shadow a Student Challenge, a campaign that asks school leaders to follow a student during their entire school day to learn alittle about life on the other side. According to their website, organizers explain the challenge “is a fun, illuminating, and supportive journey where school leaders come together to empathize with their students and take new kinds of action at their school.”

“As I drove to school that morning I was just a little bit nervous, but mostly excited about being a student for the day," admitted Mrs. Nikki Reed, Chapin Street Principal.  "It’s been quite  a few years since I was a student in elementary school!”

Reed shadowed 3rd grader, Alyssa Vermette, who commented, “It was cool that I was the person Mrs. Reed picked cause there’s a lot of kids in the school and she picked me! My favorite thing was jump roping with Mrs. Reed; she jumps ropes really well!”

“Mrs. Reed was very engaged the entire lesson and certainly tried her best, especially with singing Bottle of Pop and then dancing to our silent listening activity,” shared music teacher, Mrs. Meghan Provost.  “It's intimidating going into a class not knowing all of the activities, but she was a good sport. Overall, she had a wonderful first day in music class!”

“It was a great experience having Mrs. Reed shadow a student in our classroom,” said 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Carrie Joseph. “She was a wonderful student;  she worked hard, completed all of her work and participated in classroom discussions.”

After a brief discussion both Joseph and Vermette agreed, “As a student we would give Mrs. Reed a 3 (B) in math, and a 4 (A) in reading and also in spelling.”  Vermette added, “Mrs. Reed is good at both being a principal and a student.”

“The entire day flew by!” said Reed at the end of a very busy day. “Math was the most challenging, but the students at my table helped me move past my fears and I ended up really enjoying solving problems with my dry erase board.”

"I was especially happy to see the implementation of the self care breaks throughout the day,”  added Reed. “It was inspiring to see some of the school initiatives from the other side of the desk; from a student’s perspective.”


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