Register now for Principal for a Day, a special annual event held in December for business and civic executives. The event is a collaborative effort of the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Two and Four school districts together with The Education Foundation and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
December 5, 2013
Principal for a Day is a special annual event held in December for business and civic executives. The goal of this event is to bring together the best talent from businesses and schools for mutual benefit. Sponsoring Principal for the Day will show that your business supports public education and wants to become engaged with the schools.he event will be followed by a debriefing breakfast in each district on December 6.Details will be provided when you apply.
* Business executives spend the day with the principal of one of the region’s public schools where they have the opportunity to walk the walk with a principal and learn first hand about the realities of leading a public school.
* The event began in 2004 and has become one of the region's most talked about events for business executives.
Comments from Principal for a Day participants:
It was a great opportunity for me to share the similarities of my role as a Human Resources Director with the Principal. Partnerships between public education and business are a win/win strategy of preparing today's student for tomorrow's workforce.”
I highly recommend to my fellow business professionals that they find a way to participate in this program. It's worth the time.”
I was impressed by the "never give up" attitude of the teachers. In spite of some of the incredible challenges some of the kids put on the table, the principal and her staff manage to deliver quality teaching.
This is a fantastic program and we as business leaders in the community have a responsibility to these children and our schools – this is not just a one day a year event.
I was impressed with the very high quality of the school I observed. The children were engaged, the lessons were well planned and each teacher was vested in the success of their students.
The school I observed was first class. I have had children there for 11 years this was a wonderful way to understand how much of a positive impact the school has made on my children.
I left the school impressed and surprised with the quality and direction of the education the students were receiving in regards to teachers and technology.
It was amazing to see the level that students work at – it was eye opening!
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