A GCPS Partnership Event
GCPS schools host community leaders for American Education Week
Each year during American Education Week in November, members of Gwinnett’s business community and civic leaders take the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a school leader as a “Principal for a Day,” and, in one case, “Superintendent for a Day.”
Members of the Gwinnett Chamber are invited to spend one day working alongside a Gwinnett County Public Schools principal and you’ll never look at the principal’s job (or maybe your own!) in quite the same way. Chamber members will experience amazing leaders, outstanding teachers, eager students, precious faces…the sights and sounds of quality teaching and learning…and a chance to walk in the shoes of one of the most important jobs in America…a public school principal!
Principal for a Day provides business leaders a firsthand, authentic look at the operations of today’s schools and the principals who lead them. Participants observe, up-close and personally, the rewards, challenges, and satisfaction that come with being the instructional and managerial leader of a modern public school.
If you are selected to participate in the Principal for a Day program, your attendance at the following events is strongly encouraged:
2023 Key Dates:
- August 4 – deadline for application to be submitted to Gwinnett Chamber
- November 13-17 – American Education Week; the chance to take your place in the principal’s office of one of Gwinnett’s fine public schools!
- November 30 – Celebration Breakfast