Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen Degenerous (left) and St. David School Principal Kenneth Deshone Farr II (right)

By Kathy Chouteau

Remember that viral TikTok post featuring a Richmond elementary school principal dancing away during a distance learning call with students? The man himself, Kenneth Deshone Farr II—who showed some serious dance moves to The Singing Walrus’ Action Song—will be appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Mon., Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. PST on NBC.

As of this writing, Farr’s TicTok video has amassed more than 364,000 likes.

Farr, who when he’s not dancing and delighting his students, serves as the principal of St. David School in East Richmond Heights, announced the news today on his Facebook page in a post titled “Guess Who Made the Ellen DeGeneres Show!”

“There are LITERALLY no words! No words will express the gratitude in my heart for the amount of love everyone in our personal lives and in this world has shown us for this video… WE ALL did this together! Please know that if you liked, commented, shared or reposted ANYTHING, I see you! You’re a part of this journey too and I’m sooooooo incredibly grateful for you,” he wrote in his post.

As the Standard previously reported, Farr’s partner, Priscilla Aguirre, created the video and shared it on her Tik Tok account. “When I tell ya’ll I love him, that’s an understatement. Co-teaching with my human has been a blast,” she posted.

No word yet if Farr will be giving an encore performance with Ellen, who is also a prolific dancer. Tune in to NBC Monday at 4 p.m. to find out.