If there were a list of the coolest principals around, I have to think Mike Allen, the principal at Evansville Christian School, would be at the top of that list. While I don't know anyone who works at or sends their kids to Evansville Christian School, I get the impression there's rarely a dull moment when he's around based on the videos he's posted on the school's Facebook page over the years, including the newest one he posted to send his students and faculty off to summer break.

ECS Principal Releases "Shut Up and Dance" Parody Song for 2023 Summer Break

When he's not overseeing the day-to-day operations and interacting with students and faculty at Evansville Christian School, Mike Allen spends his time creating parody songs and videos as his alter-ego, The Parody Principal on YouTube.

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Instead of simply welcoming students and faculty back to the building at the start of the school year, announcing a snow day, or, in this case, bringing another school year to a close by making an announcement over the PA system or in an e-mail, Allen parodies popular songs and makes videos. For example, one of my favorites, his snow day announcement back in January of 2022 set to the tune of the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" called "Slippery Ice."

There's also this one from this past January where he announced another snow day with a parody of Bobby McFerrin's 1988 hit, "Don't Worry Be Happy" called "Snow Flurries, Be Happy."

Back in October, he sent everyone off to Fall Break with a parody of Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" called, "Fall Break (Ode to Pumpkin Spice)."

For Summer Break 2023, Mike drew inspiration from the 2014 hit song, "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon for a song he calls, "Clean Up Your Desk for Me," a brilliant, humorous, and light-hearted reminder for students to make sure they pack up and take home all the stuff their desks have collected over the school year.

Great job, Mike! I'm already looking forward to the next one, which, if previous releases are any indication, will be a song to welcome everyone back to school for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

[Source: The Parody Principal]

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