Gordon Palmer thought he was running a routine fire drill. Turns out he got a major surprise as a thank you for his dedication to Alexander Central High School.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alexander Central High School principal Gordon Palmer was given an amazing surprise at school.
Palmer thought he was leading the school in a routine monthly fire drill. But when everyone got outside, it was actually a surprise pep rally to thank him for his hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Palmer’s family surprised him by running onto the field, where he was given an even bigger surprise.
Alexander Central’s teachers and students presented Palmer with a voucher to Great Wolf Lodge so he and his family could enjoy a weekend getaway. The surprise was organized by Donna Reid, a marketing teacher at the school.
“With education and teachers, and principals, it’s just a struggle right now,” Reid said …