Principal goes all in as 'Elf on the Shelf'

Students at Southwestern Elementary School in Shelbyville watched as first year principal Beth Hoeing has become a internet sensation for her "Elf on a Shelf" antics.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2022, 11:12 AM

Updated 520 days ago

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Children at one Indiana elementary school got the chance to have plenty of fun with their principal this week, and it's her Christmas spirit that has put smiles on the faces of everyone in the school.
Students at Southwestern Elementary School in Shelbyville watched as first year principal Beth Hoeing has become a internet sensation for her "Elf on a Shelf" antics.
"Every day when they're walking out they say to me, 'I can't wait to see what the elf is doing tomorrow'," says Hoeing.
She's even been taped to the wall. "We did not allot enough time for that particular one. And we're not able to put enough tape on me to hold me to the wall in time for arrival so there are a couple of chairs underneath me. But that one was a lot of fun," says Hoeing.
For Hoeing, it's all about giving back to her students. "And for them to have something to look forward to each and every day when they come to school. It's been something that's been very magical."


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