Principal for a Day
GCPS schools host community leaders for American Education Week
In 2019, American Education Week brought 140 members of Gwinnett’s business community into local schools to serve as “Principal for a Day” and, in one case, “Superintendent for a Day.” Following is a list of participants, as well as quotes from a few hosting principals and community members and a photo from the annual event, co-sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Gwinnett County Public Schools. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was the presenting sponsor for a luncheon for participants on Dec. 12, with Eastside Medical Center, Peach State Federal Credit Union, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Georgia serving as leading sponsors and Leadership Gwinnett as a table sponsor.
Due to COVID, the 2020 event was not held. However, plans are underway to bring Principal for a Day back in 2021!
Principals who hosted a Principal for a Day
“Our school develops a new advocate each time we host a principal for a day. They see firsthand the significance of the work occurring in the local school to ensure students maximize their learning potential and are prepared for high school, college, and productive adult citizenship.”
“We made connections today that I believe will result in a continued partnership. I am very grateful for the future support our PFAD has already offered.”
Community members who were a Principal for a Day
“This experience… exposed me to the amount of planning, coordinating, and review that goes into educating our children. It also provides an appreciation for how much our educators care for the kids that have been entrusted to them and the great lengths they go to to ensure their success.”
“I feel that my eyes were opened to the role and responsibilities of Gwinnett County principals. As the mother of four GCPS graduates, I applaud you for a job well done.”
Principal for a Day Adam Forrand of Partnership Gwinnett congratulates
Peachtree ES kindergarten students on their Thanksgiving play performance.