"Principal for a Day" seeks volunteers


October 20, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer                     
For Immediate Release

Dayton Public Schools is inviting local and state leaders from a host of professional sectors to experience a day in the life of DPS school leaders during the sixth annual Principal for a Day event on Friday, Nov. 19.

Participants will get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at a normal school day, including leading class discussions, facilitating club meetings, talking with parents and staff, and making school announcements. District administrators will work closely with the “principals” to provide guidance, advice – and moral support.

The event will conclude with a 4 p.m. reception in the DPS Community Room at 115 S. Ludlow St. to thank those who took on the challenge to be a Principal for a Day.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for community leaders to see for themselves the teaching and learning taking place in our schools; last year’s participants came away with new insights and new appreciation for the work our educators do each day,” Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Lori L. Ward said.

Community leaders interested in becoming a Principal for a Day can contact Dr. Andre’ Roldan at 542-3411.

The event was developed in 2004 to provide business and community leaders with perspective on the strengths and challenges of Dayton’s educators as they serve the city’s youth.