Emmanuel Caulk Also Will Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Portland School Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk will visit several schools on the first day of classes, September 2nd, and weather permitting, he will travel by bicycle. At each stop, he will greet students and staff and encourage them to make the most of the new school year. At his final stop, King Middle School, Caulk will answer the challenge from Karen MacDonald, a King teacher and 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year, to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Superintendent Caulk will leave Central Office at 353 CumberlandAvenue at 7:30 AM and will visit the following schools: Portland High School, Presumpscot, Elementary School, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School, Longfellow Elementary School, Deering High School, King Middle School. He will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 1 p.m.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for the ALS Association, a national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Karen MacDonald took the challenge and publicly challenged Superintendent Caulk and Kathleen Casasa, former president of the Portland Education Association, to do the same. MacDonald and her students will watch as Caulk and Casasa take on the challenge.
Caulk will make a donation to the ALS Association in honor of the late Nan Urban, a social worker at Deering High School for nearly 25 years who died of ALS in 2009. He also will call on some prominent Portland residents to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.