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Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day Pencil.



Realities | Relationship | Resources

Business and community members are invited to spend a day as the boss, learning about school administration, meeting students and teachers, and making a real impact on education. Principal for a Day is an exclusive opportunity to shadow one of the 53 Union County Public Schools exceptional principals and learn the Realities of being a Principal, build a Relationship, and leverage your personal and business Resources for the benefit of children

The 2024 Principal for a Day will be Thursday, November 14th.  Please join the Waiting List and we will contact you when registration opens. 

UCPS Information You Will Need

  • School Locations so you can decide where you’d like to participate. We have a very large district so plan your travel time carefully!
  • School Directory so you can check out your assigned school and get the phone number. 
  • Facts and Figures so you can be informed about the district and ask good questions.
  • Start Times for each school (You may be asked to arrive earlier than 8 AM especially if you select an elementary school.)

Sample Schedule for Principal for a Day

7 AM Get dressed in school colors!

8 AM Arrive at your assigned school (Start times vary greatly. You will arrange this time with your host principal. For example, all elementary schools start at 7:30 AM and you may be asked to arrive by that time or even earlier.)

8-11:30 AM Tour the school, visit classrooms, observe a teacher, have one-on-one time with the principal, attend a faculty meeting–You can tailor your schedule to your interests!

11:30 AM Travel to Rolling Hills Country Club for lunch with other Principal for a Day volunteers, Union County Education Foundation staff and board, Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan, and members of the Board of Education. (if available)

12-1:30 PM Lunch at Rolling Hills Country Club and time to network with other business and education leaders.

Are you ready to step into the shoes of a school principal and experience the thrill of leading and guiding a school community? Then sign up for this once-a-year opportunity to be a Principal for a Day!