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BOCES superintendent gives students an oil change lesson

Posted 17 May 2018 at 6:35 pm

Provided photo – Pictured from left include: Josh Allen (Lyndonville), Joe Biaselli (Medina), Dr. Clark Godshall, Byron Gow (Newfane) and Haley Kelkenberg (Lockport).

Not only does District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall run the Orleans/Niagara BOCES and consult with 13 school districts, he occasionally goes back to his roots and teaches a lesson or two.

Recently he stopped into Tracey Dahlhaus’ Landscaping and Design program to teach the students how to change the oil in a riding lawnmower. He first talked in front of the class and asked his student assistant, Haley Kelkenberg, to take notes as he questioned the class on what tools and items they would need to accomplish the task.

Once they determined their course of action, they headed out to the shop where they changed the oil with Dr. Godshall taking the lead on the process.

“I really enjoyed working with the students,” said Dr. Godshall.

Mrs. Dahlhaus says the students really enjoyed their guest teacher. “They had a great time and would definitely like to have him back for another lesson.”

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