Principal for a Day

 In Advocacy, Climate, Leadership Development, Principal Programs, Professional Development Opportunities

Principal For A Day (PFAD) programs have a long track record of success in many school districts. Inviting community leaders to shadow a principal for a day is a concept designed to help participants understand the rewards and rigors of the principalship. PFAD programs have resulted in appreciation and respect for schools, teachers, and principals, and they have built lasting public relations benefits.

Whether a business or community leader, legislator, or the PTA president is invited to shadow the school principal, these guests are usually astounded by the dedication and motivation of the principal and staff, the students’ eagerness to learn, the good discipline, the enormous number of services schools offer, and the many needs most schools still have.

IASP encourages all principals to participate in Principal For A Day programs. Following are a few guidelines to get you started. You can find additional resources and tools HERE!

Don’t forget to tag IASP on Facebook@Indiana Principals and on Twitter@INPrincipals with your announcements and pictures from Principal for a Day!

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