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Video: Mt. Carmel Principal Takes to Roof

Christine Olszewski spent Wednesday reading on the roof of the lower school at Mt. Carmel.

Christine Olszewski is a woman of her word.

That's what students at the lower school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel found Wednesday morning when they saw her perched above the school's entrance with a camp chair, children's books, blankets and a propane heater.

Olszewski picked the day to spend reading outside as part of a national contest during National Young Readers Week.

She considered going up to a higher roof on the building.

"Then I got up to this height and I was like, 'This is just fine,'" she quipped.

Her reading selections for the day include "Wimpy Kid" books, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and a timely selection lent to her by a student Wednesday morning, "The Principal's On The Roof," an excerpt of which Olszewski read for Patch.

A similar rooftop exercise will take place Friday at Middleborough Elementary School.

An earlier version of this article missated the time for the reading day at Middleborough.

Buzz Beeler November 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I give her credit. Reading is a lost skill as is writing. Anyone who brings attention to this only strengthens our future as a nation. Talk to any business man who reads applications.
Diane McMillan November 17, 2012 at 01:29 PM
She is the best. Not only is she the principle, she is also a parent of two students there as well. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is still enforcing old school education along with modern technology. Thank you Mt. Carmel

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