2012 Principal For a Day:

2012 Principal For a Day:

GCPS schools host community leaders for American Education Week

Will Hammock of The Gwinnett Daily Post shares
a few smiles with students at Bethesda Elementary.

American Education Week brought 131 business and civic leaders into local schools to serve as “Principal for a Day.” Here is a list of participants, plus quotes from a few participating principals and community members and photos from the annual event, co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and GCPS. Mercer University, Tift College of Education, and Gwinnett Federal Credit Union sponsored the Principal for the Day Luncheon on Dec. 7, with support from Infiniti of Gwinnett, DeVry University, Flagstar Bank, NextStar Communications, and Educational Express.

“This experience adds value to the life of the local school and improves the relationship between the community and school. It is a great opportunity to learn about the CEO jobs and see the connections to our work.”

“A wonderful opportunity to engage our business community and showcase our public schools’ strengths. This program is a great opportunity to build relationships with the chamber and community members.”

Remarks from principals who hosted a
Principal for a Day

Mr. Asif Jessani (center) of Complete Computer Solutions observes a student as Dr. Jeff Mathews, principal of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, looks on.

Ken Rutherford (seated center) of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce listens as Trickum Middle students
discuss a lab exercise.

“This was a very enlightening experience for me. It gave me an entirely new perspective of our education system and respect for the educators and administrators.”

“Did not realize the principal had to wear so many hats. From personnel to logistics, to testing, to child concerns, to parent liaison, it is a very busy and demanding job.”

Remarks from business community members who participated as a Principal for a Day