Molly Turner in awe as she watched the community mobilize for a disaster
By Molly Turner, Principal of Andover Central School, photo by Stephen Walker
I’m not going to lie, today in Principal land was…abnormally busy ( I blame the Harvest Moon). At the end of the day, I had to make an announcement over the loudspeaker to clear the back field so that a medical helicopter could land to aid a patient.
I stood shooing folks away so the professionals could do their jobs. I watched as people within our building active in the Fire Department sprung into action.
I stood helplessly as they worked on the patient. To know that teachers, substitute teachers, staff, former students, and enrolled students dropped what they were doing to throw themselves into a very serious situation was something to behold. I’m thankful for the mutiple hats our community members wear to help at a moments whim.
I’m grateful to be in the presence of such a compassionate and service minded community. Thank you to those that go above and beyond to protect and save lives everyday, your service does not go unnoticed. My thoughts are with so many.