Walk a mile in their shoes during DPS Principal for a Day event
November 14, 2011
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
From the early morning hours until long after the last child has gone home, principals are on the move.
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 eighth annual Principal for a Day event on Friday, Nov. 18. 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.
“Experiencing a school day from a principal’s perspective can be eye-opening and rewarding,” Superintendent L. Lori Ward said. “This is a special day, when our guests discover first-hand what it takes to be an educational leader. We’re excited to have so many members of the community eager to participate and step up to the challenge.”