I think Mr. Sampson is probably the most popular principal ever. If they measured job approval ratings for principals like they do for presidents, he’d be off the charts. Why? Because in the sun-deprived Pacific Northwest, he cancelled school because of good weather. Get out and play he said.

I love his sense of spontaneity. I also admire the subtle lessons this action sends to students. For example, hard work deserves a reward. Also, play time is good for one’s physical and emotional health. I hope this starts a trend across the country. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to spread to the workplace, too.


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