From the South Philly Review:

Team Dragon begins tenure at Southwark

Volunteers helped an East Passyunk Crossing school to fire up learners and staffers for a new year.

First days can cause jitters, especially at educational settings, but Andrew Lukov exuded ease Monday in beginning his journey at Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth St.

The rookie principal, who most recently served as Northeast High School’s assistant principal, enthusiastically welcomed learners and their parents to the East Passyunk Crossing elementary institution, as did Team Dragon volunteers eagerly answering his call for initial-week stability as the School District of Philadelphia manages the budgetary misery that led it to shed employees and shutter sites.

“I’m looking forward to an excellent year here,” the Roxborough resident, formerly an English as a Second Language instructor at Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th St., and South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., said as his 625 enrollees ended second period. “I expect so much to come out of our community partnerships especially.”

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