A Montana 5th grader applies to be principal of an elementary school in Great Falls Ruth Rossmiller applied after she found out that the principal of Chief Joseph Elementary School was leaving. She didn't get the job, but on Monday she will get to be principal for a day.

A Montana 5th grader applies to be principal of an elementary school in Great Falls

A Montana 5th grader applies to be principal of an elementary school in Great Falls

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Ruth Rossmiller applied after she found out that the principal of Chief Joseph Elementary School was leaving. She didn't get the job, but on Monday she will get to be principal for a day.

A MART√ćNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

Do you think you're smarter than a fifth grader? I know I'm not - and definitely not smarter than a fifth grader in Great Falls, Mont., who applied to be the principal of her school. Ruth Rossmiller did it when she found out the principal of Chief Joseph Elementary School was leaving. In her interview, she said she'd make Taco Tuesday a permanent lunch option. Now, Ruth didn't get the job but will get to be principal for a day - today, actually. And she can always try for principal of her junior high next.

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Correction April 24, 2023

Previous audio and web versions of this story incorrectly said where the school is located. Chief Joseph Elementary School is located in Great Falls, Mont.