Dancing Conway Assistant Elementary Principal

By AARON NOLAN | anolan@kark.com

Published 09/15 2015 08:20PM

Updated 09/17 2015 08:33AM

CONWAY, Ark. -- Brake lights, orange cones and traffic jams-- three workday problems promoting frustration. 
 
It's the norm for many parents as they drop their kids off at schools around central Arkansas, but with a daily song and an occasional jig, an assistant principal at Woodrow Elementary in Conway is hoping to change frustration into elation.  
 
"He is just a larger than life character," said Principal Dayna Lewis. 
 
"They had a rough morning, they didn't get to eat their breakfast, so we try to make them smile and make them laugh," Assistant Principal Gary Logan said. 
 
If the students cutting a rug before the bell rings is any indication, this morning musical drop off is working
 
"The kids have fallen in love with the idea. They love that Whip and Nae Nae. They want me to play it everyday. They want to dance everyday," said Logan. 
 
"It just lifts everybody's spirits. I mean when I get into my morning routine, I laugh a little bit because of what I've seen in the morning," said Kristine Spears, whose child attends Woodrow. 
 
Elizabeth Davis said, "It just makes us have a great start to our day. It gets us excited and pumped."
 
"I think the parents just appreciate the family feel," Principal Lewis said. 
 
Each and every school day morning, Mr. Logan will continue his routine.
 
"It makes their day and it makes mine to see them smiling and happy and they want to give out hugs in the morning. They want to high five in the morning."
 
After all, when you see a dancing and singing assistant principal there's really only one option - smile along with him. 
 
"I don't do bad days. Every day is a good day," he said.

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