'Principal for a Day' Event Set for Oct. 28

Principal For A Day, which brings community members into schools in the role of principal, is set for Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. The event is co-sponsored by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach Education Foundation. Every school in the district participates. Each Principal For A Day interacts with students, staff and parents through classroom visits, meetings, testing and playground supervision here in America's best urban schools. Following the school day, participants meet for a debriefing reception. District school board members, administrators, teachers, and student representatives attend to hear what the participants learned and what recommendations they may have to improve local schools. The guest principals get a birds-eye view of what it takes to be an education leader in California's third largest school district. The event has sparked hundreds of business and education partnerships. Co-Chairs are Matt Knabe, Vice President of the Long Beach Education Foundation, and Executive Director Judy Seal. To sign up for Principal For A Day or to become a co-sponsor, please contact Judy Seal at 562-997-8054 or Denise Armstrong at 562-997-8023.