Knox County Schools Hosts “Principal for a Day” Nov. 19
News Release Number: 15-127
Knox County business and community leaders will spend a half day in the principal’s office on Thursday, November 19. These leaders also will be in the classroom, the cafeteria, observing teacher collaboration meetings, and more, all thanks to the Knox County Schools Principal for a Day program.
“Our Principal for a Day program is a terrific opportunity for us to directly engage a variety of community stakeholders in our educational work, while they provide us a valuable perspective on how best to ensure our students are ready for career, post-secondary education, and life,” said Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools.
The Principal for a Day program brings together government, civic, non-profit, community, and business leaders to participate in a half-day experience with school principals at nearly 60 elementary, middle, high and STEM or Magnet schools. Most “principals” will begin their day as students arrive on campuses across the district then spend time meeting with the school’s actual principal visiting classrooms, engaging with teachers, interacting with support staff, and experiencing the gamut of school life first hand.
At the end of the program, the more than 80 Principal for a Day participants along with their hosting principals are invited to attend a luncheon/feedback session where they can share their experiences and further discuss what role the business community plays in helping achieve our vision. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and be hosted in the West High School library (3300 Sutherland Avenue).