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All Pro Dad’s Day

posted Dec 8, 2014, 6:17 AM by Greg Shull
David Reed, a language arts teacher at Kings Mountain Intermediate, is a sports fanatic and an enormous fan of Tony Dungy, a former NFL player and winning coach.

Mr. Reed came across Dungy’s All Pro Dad program, an initiative designed to help strengthen dads’ relationships with their children. Mr. Reed immediately knew the KMIS community would value and benefit from such a program.

With the help of Henry Gilmore, KMIS’ principal, Mr. Reed facilitated an All Pro Dad’s Breakfast at the school on December 5th tackling the initial program topic of Seeing from a New Perspective. This lesson was designed to help fathers consider the views of their children and vice-versa.

“Not every child is fortunate enough to have a father in their lives, or they may be busy with work, said Reed. “Seeing uncles, grandfathers, and other positive male figures in their lives step up to the plate to be there for them was a great sight.”

“Seeing a couple of our KMIS girls tear up when their fathers told them why they were proud of them, made the whole program worth it,” Reed said.

Alongside of their student, the KMIS dads will meet monthly to continue to hold open dialogue with their student(s) to break down communication barriers, and discuss additional program topics such as The Power of Being Consistent, Learning Contentment, and Encouraging Creativity.

We had many father figures in attendance today, but my goal is for every child to feel the love and support that these children had today,” Reed added.

“This is a very exciting program because it gives dads a specific time to focus on their kids without any interruptions,” said Bruce Mack, an attending All Pro Dad.

For additional information about the program or to learn how to bring it to your school, visit