Dr. Brian Shumate, Troup County School System Superintendent, walked into Hillcrest Elementary ready to read. At the front desk was a book by Jackie Urbanovic, Duck at the Door. This short read turned out to be the highlight of his day and that of over 40 Pre-K students at Hillcrest Elementary.
While he was there to celebrate Pre-K week with a read, he saw some of the students dressed up as doctors and police chiefs. Carol Montgomery, Hillcrest’s Principal, quickly told him that it was also career day at the school. Before turning the first page in the book, he shared his love of reading with the students and proceeded to ask them about their clothing. He pointed to one young learner, Forest, who stated, “I am a construction worker.” Forest was dressed in all John Deere attire complete with a construction safety hat. Some of the others were ballerinas, singers, pastors, and presidents.