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As schools gets ready to close in the USA for spring break, I was reminded of this grade school on Bantayan Island.

Every classroom I entered had their roofs ripped off, desks blown away and all of their books and supplies destroyed.

When typhoon #Yolanda began hitting the island, hundreds of people ran to the school for protection and looked to the principal to lead them.

The principle told me that once she got everyone into the strongest structures available, they sat in complete darkness and waited to see if they would survive the night. Terrifying.

The words on the wall next to the backboard read…Core Values, Respect, Accountability, Competence.

I have nothing but respect for this principals bravery and courage to be such a strong leader durning that time of tragedy.