ENFIELD — When Enfield Village School Principal Harrison Little was required to quarantine recently, district staff put their heads together to figure out a way for the beloved administrator to maintain a presence at school while he stayed at home.
Last week, Technology Director Craig Suttie, District Technology Technician Koby VanBeest and Technology Education Teacher David Shinnlinger built Principal Little a rolling platform that could hold a laptop, and allow him to “travel” while participating in remote video meetings around the school to visit classrooms and “stand” in the hall during dismissal.
Students have volunteered to bring him to various classrooms throughout the school day.
“Principal Little has a great personality and rapport with students, and having him out of school for two weeks would have left an emptiness in the Enfield Village School community,” Superintendent Amanda Isabelle said. “We’re happy he found this creative way to still maintain a presence at school while he has been quarantining. He’s setting a wonderful example for students and staff alike.”
Principal Little is expected to be able to return to school in-person later this week, once his quarantine ends. He was a close contact of a recent COVID-19 positive case at the school.
“Three quarters of the fun of being an elementary school principal is laughing and playing with cool little people. Remoting, or rather robotting, into classrooms has definitely been the highlight of my days in quarantine!” Principal Little said.