Local 8 News Director is 'Principal for a Day'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Our news director spent the day at Bearden High School and got the chance to be 'Principal for a day.'

Knox County school administrators invited Lena Sadiwskyj, our news director, to walk in the shoes of Bearden High School Principal Dr. John Bartlett for a few hours Thursday.

Dr. Bartlett supervises about 2,000 students, and knows many of them by name.

Student Tavis Shuler said, "Dr. Bartlett is involved in all our classes, and I doubt any principals in other schools do that."

Lena says she saw a real passion for learning at Bearden High School, which sees 93% of graduates go on to higher education.

Dr. Bartlett told us, " I love what I do. I get up everyday and get to impact students' lives. It's a joy."

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