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Teachers’ children enjoy Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Zach Anderson and Emily Jackson

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This year for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019, on April 25, McLean teachers celebrated by bringing in their kids.

Social studies teacher Emer Johnson brought in her 10-year-old daughter Nora Johnson. She figured it was a beneficial experience that was well worth missing a day of school for.

“She’s in her last year of elementary school so I thought it would be good; it’s okay to miss a day of elementary school…so I wanted to have her as part of my work day,” Emer said.

They both took full advantage of this opportunity, as Emer put Nora straight to work.

“She’s helping out, she got to pass out papers, and she even helped to grade some of the papers we’re looking at,” Emer said. “She even answered a question for third period, yes.”

While integrating to a day in high school while enrolled in elementary school seems daunting, Nora seemed to be embracing the experience.

“I like to see what she does. It’s kind of cool. I like history also,” Nora said.

English teacher Anna Caponetti also participated in the “holiday,” with a fun twist of bringing in her dog, as well as her daughter. Her 11-year-old daughter, Thea Caponetti, seemed to enjoy the experience.

“I just like coming to school with Mom because I get to spend time with her and see how she operates,” Thea said.

This isn’t her first rodeo, as she’s come in multiple times before on Take Your Child to Work Days in the past. She has fond and unique memories from each.

“They’ve all been different and each one has something new to offer about them. It’s really fun participating in this,” Thea said.

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