Golden Hill: Principal’s Read Aloud causes a big roar

Adult reads to a class of second graders. The book is open and depicts a lion roaring.Everyone has a lion inside of them—even a mouse. And there’s a mighty lion inside every Golden Hill student, no doubt. 

Principal Deborah Lisack’s October Read Aloud featured Rachel Bright’s “The Lion Inside,” an inspiring story that brings out the lion inside all of us, no matter how small. But that’s only half of the story. 

The central character is a small mouse who decides that learning to roar like a lion will rid him of his insecurities. He musters the courage to approach the lion for a roaring lesson, but, in a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice. Roles are reversed with the mouse comforting the lion and a new friendship is born. As it turns out, there’s a lion, and a mouse, inside all of us.Sschool principal riding a bicycle in a school hallway. The bike as a basket with a children's book title "The Lion Inside"

The Principal’s Read Aloud events take place monthly, with a fresh new book being read to students in all grades.

Known for her love of books and reading, Principal Lisack sprinkles book magic around the school  year-round to encourage lifelong readers—even if that takes riding a bike around the school, with a special book basket. During the summer months, Mrs. Lisack visits the home of every incoming kindergarten student to bring them a book and read it to them.