Courageous Man Becomes Principal At The Same School Where He Once Worked As Gateman


A young man identified as Mike Huss from California Elementary School has became a new principal of the school where he once worked as gateman for decade.


  • Man who worked as a school gateman has successfully become a principal of thesame school.
  • Huss narrated that he attended the school as a child and originally started working as the school gateman.
  • He went back to school and bagged his degree from college and became a teacher


The new principal, Mike Huss has said that he attended the school as a child and initially started working at the school as a gateman because he didn’t want to go to school

According to Huss, while speaking on the job which he held for over a decade he said;[quotation]”I’d fallen in love, I wanted to get a job and help my wife go through college.”

 “So I just said ‘oh, they’ve got a school’s janitor job, I’ll take it,’ and it worked out. I didn’t know I was going to stay there for all these years.”[/quotation]

According to Huss, he decided to go back to school to earned his college degree after his son Mathew was three years old.

He told NBC affiliate KCRA-3, [quotation]”I wanted to show my young son, that if your dad can do this, if your dad can be the school janitor [while] coaching youth sports, maintain a good grade point average and become a school teacher, you can accomplish anything in this life,” [/quotation]

After he graduated with degree, Huss immediately got employed to teach at the school where he was working as gateman.

[quotation]”I was literally the school janitor on a Monday. I worked a double shift. I worked from 6 a.m. till about 10 p.m. that night, getting the school ready,” 

Huss told GMA about his transformation from gateman to teacher. “The very next day, Tuesday, I was in my first teachers’ meeting. Thursday of that same week, I had my first class.”

This year, after almost two decades of teaching, much to his surprise he was offered the opportunity “to lead this school.”

“I really think that I can do this job … because I have the support of everyone,” he told GMA. “I have to try my best every day for them.” [/quotation]

The school management through the administor Melanie Cortez told KCRA-3 correspondent that [quotation] “it’s neat when people can stay in their community and there’s opportunities like this.” 

“The kids aren’t used to seeing him in the office, so we have kids come in all day long asking, ‘Is Mr. Huss busy?’ “

“I am blessed,” Huss told GMA. “I truly am and I don’t do anything special. I just show up and work hard. I show up and try my best.” [/quotation]


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