Sixty Seconds in the life of....
Alfred McGuire
 
Alfred McGuire is the principal of Woodville-Tompkins, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School system’s technical and career high school.  He’s originally from the Atlanta area, but moved here 20 years ago for his education degrees at Savannah State University and Armstrong Atlantic State University.  His first classroom experience in a K-12 school was at Shuman Middle School.  He says that he does believe he’s changed the future for the better because people have come up to him years after their classroom experience with him and told him so.  His New Year’s resolution is to eat better and pack his lunch instead of going to get fast food.  And if you see him outside the classroom, it’s often to participate in 5K and marathon runs.
 
A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say? “I came here on vacation...who brought the snow?”
 
Savannah has had sister city relationships with cities in all of the following countries except one: Burkina Faso, China, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Liberia, Sweden.  Which country would you like to visit? “Greece, because of the architecture and history.”
 
Which country has not had a sister city relationship with Savannah? “Georgia, because of the irony?” Correct answer: Liberia
 
Audience member question: What was the most scenic marathon or 5K that you’ve run? “The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Savannah was the most scenic, but the most difficult was the Thanksgiving half marathon in Atlanta.”