Walking into the principal’s office, the last thing you would expect to see is a large, orange cat with black stripes seated at the desk.
What would come as shock to many was welcomed with open paws by everyone at Johnson Magnet School as its mascot, JT the Tiger, subbed in as the principal for the day.
Principal Tracey Jenkins-Martin spent March 2 dressed up as JT the Tiger to show her appreciation for the staff and students completing and exceeding their pledge of reading 2,928 books within a three-week period. In the end, a total of 3,610 books were read.
“This was really inspiring seeing everyone working together to complete their reading goal,” said Principal Jenkins-Martin. “I am really proud of everyone for doing their part and this was just my way of showing them my appreciation.”
Johnson, located in Emerald Hills, is a magnet school for students to thrive in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To boost students as they reach the stars, it offers three labs (science, engineering and computer research), computers in every classroom, GATE, music and a college-bound emphasis in all classrooms.
For more information, contact Jenkins-Martin at (619) 264-0103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.