He's been recognized for his singing and dancing...and even his BBQ...but now Woodrow Cummins' Assistant Principal Gary Logan has received yet another honor.
He's been named the "Assistant Principal of the Year" for all Elementary Schools in the state of Arkansas.
Logan was surprised with a presentation and a school-wide assembly at Woodrow Cummins Friday morning.
Leaders from the Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals, as well as Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry, were on hand to present Logan with his award.
The students cheered as Principal Dayna Lewis described how she nominated Logan for the state honor.
"I nominated Gary for AP of the Year because he's the Singing and Dancing Assistant Principal!" says Lewis. "His morning routine makes our students and their parents smile and laugh. He believes in play and fun which is why you can catch him playing on the playground during recesses, dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas time, and being one of the seven dwarfs during a book character parade. Our students love him because he is really just a kid at heart."
Logan received nationwide, even worldwide, media attention last fall for his "morning routine" of greeting students with a song as they arrive at school in the mornings; His motto of "I don't do bad days" resonating with parents everywhere as something that makes such a big difference in the lives of their families.
Logan said he doesn't even know what to say about all this, addressing the crowd of students, fellow teachers and staff, as well as his family and his former Principal, who came from another school district to share the moment with him.
"You all really got me, and I just can't believe this," Logan said. "Thank you all so much. Anyone could have won this."
Woodrow Cummins' students made a video of some of Mr. Logan's highlights, including many clips with him telling various people "You're my favorite!"
No matter how many "favorites" he has, Logan is no doubt the favorite among his peers, and now the state of Arkansas.
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