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Sleepy Hollow HS Principal Enjoys Appearance In Clinton Launch Video

Carol Conklin-Spillane in Hillary Clinton's campaign video.
Carol Conklin-Spillane in Hillary Clinton's campaign video. Photo Credit: Screenshot

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Sleepy Hollow High School principal Carol Conklin-Spillane is among the everyday Americans featured in Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement video.

Conklin-Spillane appears a minute into the two-minute video and said she's getting ready to retire soon and that retirement means reinventing yourself in many ways.

While the video mentions her possible retirement, Conklin-Spillane said she has no immediate plans to retire.

"That's the big buzz from the kids today," Conklin-Spillane said. "It gave me the chance to teach them about the power of editing."

Others appearing in the video including residents of Iowa and New Hampshire, states holding early caucuses/primaries in 2016.

The principal was referred to Clinton's team through a friend who said the campaign was looking for everyday Americans, in particular, a professional, middle-aged woman.

"I'm an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton," Conklin-Spillane said. "I want to help in any way I can."

Conklin-Spillane said Clinton's team showed up at her house and were there for an hour, filming all kinds of things.

"I never would've guessed that's what it would be used for," Conklin-Spillane said. "It was fun to be a part of something special."

Clinton's people were easy to work with, Conklin-Spillane said. She found out she was in the kickoff video at the same time everyone else did.

"I was at a street fair and I got a text from a friend," Conklin-Spillane said. "I think the video is delightful. It was genuine, uplifting and optimistic. It shows a broad base of regular people who think Hillary Clinton would be a great president."

Conklin-Spillane said in the video she talked about her daughter getting married and how she'll be a grandmother, which led her to think about retirement..

"I'm 56 years old, I've been in the system a very long time," Conklin-Spillane said. "Though Hillary's announcement is the only big announcement of the weekend."

Conklin-Spillane said she thinks Clinton would make a great president because she is an intellectual person with a lifetime of experience.

"She's been a mother, a governor's wife, a president's wife and secretary of state," Conklin-Spillane said. "She brings wisdom, poise and resiliency, which is what we need in these tumultuous times. She has the complete package."

You can see Conklin-Spillane's appearance in the video, at the 1:01 mark, by clicking here.

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