Grandview Elementary in Livonia, Michigan is a school of superheroes. Charlie and I should know. We saw the proof. We visited the school on March 5, 2012. Pictures of superheroes adorn the walls inside and out. In one rendering, even the principal is depicted wearing a costume! The gym teacher, on the other hand, goes all out by wearing an actual Supergirl t-shirt while she leads class. The students also get into the heroic act. They’re reading heroes, of course, and they write and draw superhero comics from A to Z (shown below). Coincidence? I think not.
Thank you to superhero Media Specialist Lisa Piontek for inviting us, and thank you to all the heroes on the faculty who coordinated and planned our delicious lunch in the teacher’s lounge. Real heroes read!