I am writing to share an excerpt from our digital meet the teacher. We use our social media pages to introduce our teachers to our families! This year our teachers are sharing their favorite super heroes. Below is my submission. Hope you enjoy and can use this idea at your school as well!
Here is a link to our school FB page. Check it out and share with a friend!
My name is Toby Price. I am the Principal here at Richland Upper Elementary! I am so grateful I get to do what I do every day!
Spider-man is my favorite superhero! I have loved him ever since I rode my bike to the Circle K gas station in fifth grade and bought my first Spidey comic book. I love Spidey because he is a lot like me. He was a shy kid, he was very smart and kind of a book worm. He had a crush on his next door neighbor, but was too scared to tell her. When I was younger Spider-man was very relatable to me.
Spider-man knows that with great power comes great responsibility. However, he doesn’t let that responsibility weigh to heavy on him. It’s evident in movies, cartoons, and comics that Spider-man has fun being a superhero. Whether he is talking smack with bad guys or flying through the air; it’s obvious he loves his job!
My favorite Spider-man story came from Marvel creator Stan Lee. A few years ago at a convention, a fan asked, “Why does Spider-man wear a mask?” Stan Lee said, “Spidey wears a mask to conceal his secret identity sure, but there was one other more important reason for the mask. He wears a mask so bad-guys can’t tell see that he is really really scared. Scared? The fan asked for more clarification. How could Spider-man be afraid of anything? Stan replied, “He is a kid, put in incredible situations climbing skyscrapers, swinging through the air, fighting unbelievable monsters. Anyone in his situation would be scared. Doing good things, helping people, and facing bad-guys can be scary but Spidey does it anyway.
I love that story. Spider-man reminds me to do three things. First, always find the joy in what I do. Second, helping people is something we get to do not something we have to do. Finally, even if you’re scared of something do it anyway.
I am looking forward to getting to serve you and your families!