— Air Jordan is whom they were expecting.
It was a
places you’ll go!” Chatham County Schools superintendent Derrick D. Jordan read
to the Pittsboro Elementary School students from Lynn Meyers’ and Dianne
Gordon’s classrooms Thursday in the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved
children’s author Dr. Seuss.
National Education Association annually honors the March 2 birth of Dr. Seuss
with Read Across America that promotes reading among young people.
— the superintendent — nestled into a chair in the Pittsboro Elementary library
and took some of principal Chris Poston's first-graders on a journey with Dr. Seuss, helped them get an idea of the places they could go, told them about
some of the neat places he’d been, like Mexico.
Jordan said Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was one of his favorite spots to
visit when he was a kid.
asked Jordan about his reading preferences. The superintendent, who used to be
a high school English teacher, said that he enjoyed “Beowulf” — even though
it’s a pretty challenging read.