Principal for a Day

This week- Friday, december 9, 2016

Registration Closed

principle for a dayHeld each winter, Principal for a Day provides an opportunity for  corporate and community leaders to shadow a principal and get a first-hand feel for one of the toughest jobs in Guilford County.   Participants are matched with a principal to spend the morning at school, then come together as a group with the other participants and principals for lunch. We encourage you to think about which one of our schools you wish to visit. (Click here for a GCS principal list.)

The Keynote Speaker for lunch is, Dr. Angel Harris, Professor of Sociology at Duke University and Director of the program for Research on Education and Development of Youth (REDY).  His research interests include social inequality, policy, and education.  Focusing on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. He also studies the impact that adolescents’ perceptions of opportunities for upward socio-economic mobility have for their academic investment, and the long-term effects of youths’ occupational aspirations both within the United States and Europe.

Dr. Harris earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Grambling State University, a Master’s degree from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, He was a member of the faculty in Sociology and African American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and Princeton University. He was recently a fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal (Arts) Education,

If you have questions, please email Aisha Miller at


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