When the order to evacuate the region due to wildfire, Dr. K.A. Clark School Principal Merrie-Rae Mitsopolous and her staff were able to get the entire school out safely.
Two students were left behind because their parents could not be reached and Mitsopolous took them into her care for nearly a week before they could be reunited with their families.
For her role during the evacuation, Mitsopolous was recognized by the Marilyn Denis Show.
Mitsopolous says she’s just one of the many educators who helped out students that day
“I know if the need was there to do what I did, they would do exactly the same thing, we take care of the kids we work with and make sure they are kept safe.”
Mitsopolous says she was surprised when the call came in to be on the show.