Riverwood Middle School received a special visit from N.C. Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday.
While at the school Governor McCrory met with a panel of teachers to discuss three topics: Technology, Testing, and Salary.
According to Riverwood Principal Kerri Evans, her staff enjoyed talking with the governor and felt he was receptive to what they had to say.
“He did a lot of listening,” said Evans. “I know our teachers appreciated that.”
McCrory also took time to tour the school and interact with several of the students.
“You could feel the energy when he walked into the classrooms,” said Evans. “The students were so excited. The governor actually got to sit down with students, engage with students, and talk to them one-on-one about what they are working on.”
During the tour students had chance to ask the governor a few questions. Most of which were about his days as a middle school student.
“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students,” said Evans. “They’ll remember this for the rest of their lives.”
One of the stops on the tour was Carlos Pineda’s sixth grade Social Studies class. According to Pineda, the visit inspired his students, and will be something he can incorporate into this week’s lessons.
“I love the fact he is paying this kind of attention to education,” said Pineda. “It’s important to see a man of his stature in the classroom. It makes a big difference.”
At the end of the tour McCrory thanked Riverwood Middle for having him and complimented on the school on its academic success.
“I would like to thank Riverwood Middle School for being a leader in academics and school safety,” said Governor McCrory.