Alabama State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Thomas Bice challenged Alabama school systems to make this school year more appealing and more fun for their students. And, one local school met that challenge by welcoming its students on their first day of school with a school arrayed in a superhero theme. Teachers and administrators dressed up as Superman, Wonder woman, Spiderman, and other heroes today at Saks Elementary School. Saks Elementary School Principal Crystal Sparks says this is all a part of the new and improved educational journey for their students. The school is in the process of becoming a “Leader In Me School.” Sparks says all of her teachers address the students as leaders because that is what they will always be.