Go to the principal's office! Principal for a Day is Nov. 19

11/19/2010

November 18, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer                     
For Immediate Release

Their days start early and end late. There are countless meetings to attend, personnel issues to resolve and stakeholders to assure. Performance results matter.

Area leaders from a host of professional sectors will get a chance to step into a day in the life of DPS educational leaders during the seventh annual Principal for a Day event on Friday, Nov. 19. The event was originally launched to provide business and community leaders with perspective on the strengths and challenges of Dayton’s educators as they serve the city’s youth.

More than 30 participants will get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at a normal school day, including leading class discussions, monitoring lunchrooms, facilitating club meetings, talking with parents and staff, and making 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 district’s meeting room at Fourth and Ludlow, where participants can share their day’s experiences as school leaders.

“Business and community leaders who participate in our Principal for a Day event walk away with a new appreciation for what our principals and teachers do each and every day,” Superintendent L. Lori Ward said. “Our educators and students alike are encouraged when our local leaders demonstrate their interest in the progress our schools are making, and in what they can do to help us continue those improvements.”

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Go to the principal's office! Principal for a Day is Nov. 19