Gastonia, N.C. – A New Hope Elementary first grader served as GCS Superintendent for a Day on May 1. Blake Sagotsky wrote Superintendent L. Reeves McGlohon a letter telling him that one day he wanted to be a school district superintendent.
“Blake kept talking about it,” said his first grade teacher Linda Lyon. “I told him that it was a great idea and he should write Superintendent McGlohon and tell him.”
Superintendent McGlohon received the letter and visited with Blake and his class. Blake even read his letter out loud to the superintendent in front of his teachers and classmates.
“I am so happy Superintendent McGlohon visited with Blake and his class,” said his mother Samantha Sagotsky. “This is one day he will never forget.”
Blake and principal Allen Lewis showed Superintendent McGlohon around New Hope Elementary. They visited with teachers and students in the classroom.
“It was terrific,” explained Blake, who enjoyed introducing Superintendent McGlohon to his kindergarten teacher last year. “I even used his cell phone to call the Central Office.”
“We discussed the importance of working hard, earning good grades and making smart choices,” said Superintendent McGlohon. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Blake. He is smart, friendly and determined to achieve his goals. I am confident that he will be leading our school system one day.”
To read Blake’s letter to Superintendent McGlohon, please click here.
To view a slideshow of photos, please click here.