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Public Sought to Take Part in ‘Principal For a Half Day’

By Carla O'Day

Applications are being accepted from those interested in taking part in the annual “Principal For a Half Day,” an event in which community and business leaders trade places with local school principals.

The event is scheduled the morning of Feb. 8 and the deadline to apply is Jan. 26. It’s hosted by the Education Alliance of Washoe County, the Washoe County School District, Renown Health, and Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce. Those selected will be paired with their schools during a “Meet Your Match Mixer” on Feb. 7.

“It’s all about building relationships,” Kendall Inskip, Education Alliance executive director, said in a statement.  “We help businesses become partners with our schools to help students succeed, which in turn promotes a skilled workforce and a thriving community.”

Guest principals get an inside view of classrooms and teaching techniques and can learn what it’s like to be a principal. Organizers encourage participating executives and community leaders to reciprocate by inviting principals to spend part of a day in their workplace on a future date.

“Education in Washoe County impacts our business community because our students are our future employees, leaders and decision-makers,” said Ann Silver, chamber CEO. “This event makes the connection to the future.”

To apply, visit ed-alliance.org. For questions, call 775-353-6950 or email [email protected]

Watch the video below to see what community leaders had to say about “Principal For a Half Day” in 2016.

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