Freshman Nida Shaikh Serves As Superintendent for the Day
Avon Patch - almost 5 years
When Avon High School freshman Nida Shaikh first got in the car with Avon Superintendent Gary Mala for her stint as Superintendent for the Day, she already had one question: "I was like, so, Mr. Mala. What powers do I get?" Shaikh asked.
Shaikh, who grew up in Syracuse, NY, and has lived in Avon for five years, said she won the opportunity through an online auction at a gala, an Avon Education Foundation and PTO fundraiser.
"I was literally jumping up and down because I thought it would be a cool and fun experience," Shaikh said.
This was the first time Avon schools offered someone the chance to walk in the superintendent's shoes.
"I just reflected on a way to allow students an opportunity to see different parts of how school districts operate, and I just have this commitment to maintaining as much contact with students over the course of my works, as possible," Mala said.
Shaikh, mathematician and artist extraordinaire, would soon learn how busy a superintendent is. Her
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