Next week, 64 schools across Fulton County will help community leaders learn firsthand what it takes to lead a school when they become “Principal for a Day.” Now in its fourth year, the event is held annually during American Education Week, November 13-19, 2011.
Business and community leaders will have big shoes to fill as they step into the ever-changing role of a school administrator. By tackling many of the regular duties facing school leaders, the principals will learn how rewarding – and demanding – it is to be an educator. Activities range from staff meetings, parent conferences, classroom observations, lunchroom and carpool duty, as well as the many unexpected events that occur every day.
Fulton’s real-life principals will “hand over the keys to the school” to not only share their school’s successes and challenges, but also to solidify future partnerships that strengthen the educational experience for all.
American Education Week is sponsored each year by the National Education Association.