If there were a list of the coolest principals around, I think Mike Allen, the principal at Evansville Christian School, needs to be at or near 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 for Christmas Break.

Evansville Christian School Principal Moonlights as "The Parody Principal"

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, kicking off another school year 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 August, he welcomed everyone back from summer break with a parody of the Friends theme song called, "Welcome Back to School."

The Parody Principal Gets Some Help for Newest Parody Video

For the 2023 Christmas Break, Mike enlisted the help of a few of his faculty members for a parody version of the timeless Christmas classic, "Angels We Have Heard on High." It's not the first time Mike has had some help in one of his videos. As you can see in the Friends parody above, he's recruited members of his faculty to appear in videos before. A scroll through his YouTube channel shows he's even had students get in on the action every once in a while. However, this may be the first time he's had other faculty members sing with him. The end result is a really good harmony and another stellar parody.

Great job, Mike! I'm already looking forward to the next one, which, if previous releases are any indication, will be a snow-day-inspired song. But if there is no snow day this winter, my guess is he'll have something ready to go for spring break. Whatever it is, I know it will be entertaining.

[Source: The Parody Principal on YouTube]

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