Maugansville Elementary Principal Restores New Orleans' Schools
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 22, 2009) - Archie Van Norden, principal at Maugansville Elementary School was one of 100 elementary and middle school principals from across the country who participated in the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) inaugural Community Service Day. As part of NAESP’s 88th Annual Convention and Exposition, April 2 – 6, 2009, in New Orleans, the principals did landscaping at two school sites and New Orleans City Park on Thursday, April 2nd.
Van Norden has a direct interest in the impact of Hurricane Katrina three years ago. “My brother’s house was destroyed by Katrina and I have witnessed how hard the people of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are working to rebuild their communities. They still need our help.”