Every amazing school needs a principal who looks to understand the problems of their students. Well… Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School have just that as Principal Jason Smith has made headline news for helping a student who was having a bad hair day.
Principal Smith met with a student who was refusing to take his hat off. “He was refusing to take his hat off. So, I sat down with him and asked him why, what was going on,” Mr. Smith stated to KTXS12ABC. “He said he just got his haircut, he didn’t like the way it looked, and he thought his hairline looked a little funny.”
“I’ve been cutting hair most of my life. I played college basketball and I cut my teammates hair before games and I’ve been cutting my sons hair for 17 years. So I had professional clippers and edgers at home, so I said, ‘If I go home and get my clippers and line you up, will you go back to class,’ and he said, ‘yeah, I will.'”
Going home, Smith got his hair clippers and came back up to the school and gave the student fresh haircut. The kid held up to his end and went back to class.
Something like this may seem small, but its these little things that changes a child’s mind about authority, teachers, school and education. A situation where many principals would have just gave him detention. Principal Smith looked to understand the student’s problem and came up with a creative solution for it.