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Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomed 55 community members into schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event. Guests representing local businesses, elected officials, service organizations and community groups, visited their assigned schools the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16, unless other arrangements were made.

The guest principals visited the schools from the beginning of the school day until noon, experiencing what a principal goes through in a day. From welcoming students into a building to dealing with concerned parents to working directly with teachers to improve academic achievement, principals do it all. The guests will see the amount of time principals spend as instructional leaders, a key component to ensuring each student is educated to high standards.

Following the shadowing experience, the principals and their guests were invited to lunch at AnthisCareerCenter, 1200 S. Barr St., where Culinary Arts students prepared and served a delicious French-inspired meal.

“This event is one of the highlights of the school year,” Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. “Education has changed immensely just in the last decade and looks nothing like it did when our guests were in school. We are excited to show our guests the rigorous academic environment in which our students learn each and every day and what our staff members are doing to ensure students are prepared for life after high school.”

The guest principals come from a variety of occupations, leadership positions and organizations in our community.

The Waynedale News Staff

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