State Representative Mary Beth Imes recently spent time at Southwest Calloway Elementary as a part of the “Principal for a Day” program created by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA). Mrs. Imes shadowed Southwest Elementary Principal Mark Mallory on Wednesday, October 13.
The KASA program is designed to give legislators a first-hand look at what is going on in Kentucky schools and to build stronger partnerships between legislators and public education. The program is not just a normal school visit, but to allow leaders to see how things really work and what challenges school administrators face each day.
Mrs. Imes spent time in numerous classrooms, talking to teachers and working with students. Mrs. Imes read stories to younger students, and held question-answer sessions about state government with older students.
"I was amazed at the teachers and the students. They were so attentive and so loving. It was a wonderful experience for me. I really enjoyed it. It was just a very special day for me,” said Imes.
“I greatly appreciate Rep. Imes participating in the Principal for a Day program here at Southwest Calloway. Rep. Imes was able to not just see our school in action, but she was very praising of the hard work our teachers, janitors, office staff, instructional assistants, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers have poured into the students here at Southwest,” said Mallory.