Principal for a Day

save the date – december 9, 2016

Register here!

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.)

“I enjoyed the experience of being Principal for a Day at McNair Elementary School. When I arrived at 7 a.m., the faculty/staff parking lot was already full and teachers were in their classrooms preparing for the arrival of more than 500 eager students. From working in the carpool lane to visiting classrooms to sitting in on sessions with teachers discussing data and performance reviews, I had a great time. I wish every legislator and county commissioner would spend a day in a school and many have done that. This experience made me even more dedicated to getting increased pay for hard-working educators. Look forward to participating again next year.” Phil Kirk, Brady Services, Dir. Business and Leadership Development

Please register for this event here.  If you have questions, please email Aisha Miller at

What a PFAD’s day might look like

7:15 AM: Arrive at school to meet your Principal and attend staff meeting

7:30 AM: Greet the buses and supervise breakfast in the cafeteria

8:00 AM: Talk with the principal and administrative team

9:00 AM: Visit classrooms to observe lessons and talk with students and teachers

11:30 – 1:00 PM: Join other PFADs, principals, the superintendent and others for lunch and discussion



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