Principal For A Day is an event that brings community members from the Greater Long Beach Area into schools in the role of the principal. It 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 is given the opportunity to interact with students, teachers, parents and administrators through classroom visits, meetings, testing and playground supervision. Participants get a birds-eye view of what it takes to be in education leadership in the third largest school district in the state.
Following a day at the school, Principals For A Day are hosted at a debriefing reception. District school board members, administrators, teachers, and student representatives attend to hear what Principals For A Day learned as well as what recommendations they may have to improve local schools.
This program has been one of the most successful business-in-education activities of the last decade. Hundreds of business and education partnerships have gotten their start through this wonderful event.
To sign up for Principal For A Day or to become a co-sponsor, please contact Judy Seal, executive director, at JSeal@lbschools.net.