LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- On just his second full day of the job, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Doctor Marty Pollio went back to where it first began for him. He paid a visit to The Academy @ Shawnee, which was the first school he taught at.
The students gave Doctor Marty Pollio a very warm welcome. They're taking a lot of pride in that fact that their school is where the new superintendent started his teaching career.
Students lined the hallways clapping and cheering to congratulate Pollio on being named the permanent superintendent of JCPS. Pollio stopped by his old classroom while he was at the school.
He also sat during a flight simulation in another classroom.
The superintendent said he was humbled by the students who made him feel right at home.
PHOTOS: Dr. Pollio returns to school where it started for him
"I don't want to be the center of attention but it's nice to see…now the superintendent of schools,” Dr. Pollio said.
Pollio was in his twenties when he started his teaching career as a social studies teacher The Academy @ Shawnee. He says, back then, all he wanted to do was teach and coach basketball.
When asked if he ever thought at that time that he'd someday become superintendent, he joked that at that age, he probably wasn't even sure he would make it to his forties; he certainly never thought he'd be superintendent. But it's a job he's happy to have.