San Juan invites local leaders to be ‘Principal for a Day’

The San Juan Unified School District is encouraging local leaders to volunteer soon if they want to be “Principal for a Day” on Oct. 22.

The district says the annual event gives volunteers an inside look at San Juan education, builds relationships between schools and area leaders and fosters a better understanding of education and the needs of students, staff and families.

The goal is to create connections and lasting partnerships between schools and leaders that are beneficial to students’ education, the economy and the community, the district reported.

Volunteers are invited to take over the role of principal for the morning by actively participating in the schools’ administration and interacting with students and teachers.

Host principals will guide the day-only principals on classroom visits to personally observe instruction and learn how the district focuses on teaching and learning. The morning may also include activities such as supervising lunch or recess, reading to students, participating in parent or staff meetings and more.

At noon, volunteers and host principals from throughout the district will attend a luncheon to celebrate the event and share what the future holds for San Juan schools.

Volunteers can sign up at call (916) 979-8281with questions.