Blooming Grove Elementary Principal Wears Dress to Fulfill Deal
Blooming Grove Elementary
Principal David Brewer wore a dress as promised thanks to solid TAAS
scores. Daily Sun photo/BARBARA FORMAN
By BARBARA FORMAN/Daily Sun Staff
Wednesday was a fun-filled morning at
Blooming Grove Elementary. Students, teachers and staff roared with
laughter when David Brewer, principal, made his grand appearance
dressed as a woman.
It was all part of the ongoing efforts to
keep students interested and working to raise their TAAS scores.
Brewer made a bet with the students in the
first effort to raise the TAAS ratings.
"Last year I bet my hair and my
mustache," he said. Students accepted the challenge and his
motto became "Bald is Beautiful."
Brewer said over 80 percent of the students
passed on the testing last year.
He said he knew it would require even more
to keep the interest and another challenge to get students to reach
higher levels on the TAAS. Students decided this year Brewer should
dress up like a woman.
"This year they did even better,"
The TAAS scores showed 92 percent passed in
reading, 91 percent in math and 88 percent in writing. Not only did
they excel and raise the scores again, they also achieved a
"For the first time in our history,
this campus will be a recognized campus when the results come out in
August," Brewer said.
He met the challenge in a good, humorous
way. He wore a blue dress that was accentuated by long, red and
curly hair. His manicure was specially designed and was painted red
It did not matter that Brewer's tennis
shoes or fuzzy legs did not flow very well with his blue dress. It
was a time to celebrate the hard work and achievements of students
He said he was not real sure where the idea
originated but everyone had a good time with it. Both the students
and teachers worked really hard to make the gains they made.
"We had excellent results," he
Plans are already in the making for next
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