Hastings-principal-IMG 3200Last Thursday, Principal Renee Simms of Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills let Senator Michael Hastings take the principal reins and serve as "Principal for the Day."

Recognizing the hard work performed by Illinois educators and their dedication to our schools, Hastings wanted to see for himself the challenges they face.

"Teaching children comes with a great deal of responsibility," Hastings said. "I wanted to see for myself what teachers and principals go through on a daily basis to help create practical solutions to the problems that face our schools and teachers."

Hastings met with students, teachers and staff, taught an American government class and presided over a debate about whether exposure to violence affects teen behavior.

Hastings-principal-IMG 2992"I want to thank Principal Simms for allowing me to fill in for the day," Hastings said. "It was a great experience, and the students and staff were fantastic."

Hastings was a school board member of Consolidated High School District 230 prior to joining the Senate.

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