Thank you to our title sponsor
Children's Healthcare of AtlantaOverviewThe Principal for a Day program is coordinated in partnership with the Cumming- Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. Participation in the program is open to Chamber Board members and their businesses.For more information, please contact Hannah Samples.2017 Highlights
FCS was thrilled to have "principals for a day" for all of Forsyth County's traditional schools for 2017, the sixth year of the program! These business and community leaders spent one day working alongside a Forsyth County Schools principal and will never look at the principal's job (or maybe their own!) in quite the same way. They experienced amazing leaders, outstanding teachers, eager students, precious faces...the sights and sounds of quality teaching and learning...a chance to walk in the shoes of one of the most important jobs in America.
Quotes from Participants
“My favorite memory at Haw Creek Elementary was actually many memories – it was all the kids coming up to Mrs. Tribble and giving her a hug. So sweet! I was terrified of my principal in elementary school! What a great day!”
Dr. Bruce Petty
“What a great day at Cumming Elementary! It was more than shadow Principal Lee Anne Rice, I was engaged as the featured guest, “Mr Bruce”, on the "Morning Show”, presented the Book of the Month in every classroom, humbled to participate with school counselors, social workers and other professionals in a “Share” meeting and dismissed each grade level over the school intercom at the end of the day. I must have high-fived at least half the students and even got my share of hugs. A real treat was the warm and thoughtful conversations with a variety of staff through out the day. Wow! Lee Anne and staff rock!”
“Enjoyed? OMG I had the best day – and am truly grateful to you for pairing me up with Sharon Elementary. Ms. Bartlett and her staff are outstanding. A day filled with walks to classrooms, phone calls, learning and joy. The creative and courageous men and women who devote their talent for the good of the children they come into contact with every weekday, who seek their approval, strength and compassion, and discipline, can be found in the halls of our schools. I was lucky to find that, and a spectacular, talented and dynamic group of educators, staff and assistants at Sharon Elementary. The best part – all of it! The rewards of my day will be forever in my heart… and mind. When I saw children smiling, learning, and, at the end of the day, giving high fives and invitations to return the next day, it was clear that these wonderful folks are making an impact – one child at a time. Ms. Bartlett – you are a gem! Keep inspiring others to do the right thing, to be magnificent in all they do for others and themselves. You are creating a land of courage – where creativity sparks ingenuity and learning, and the basis for our future leaders, business owners, workers and ultimately, a better county… and nation.”
“I am still completely amazed how Principal Munroe not only knew every single child's name at the school but knows something special about each of one them. These children will always remember her because she has made the time and effort to show she cares. Everyone is special to her. What a great principal.”
"A strong culture and climate sets the tone for overall success within a school or organization. That success may not always be based on a specific test or assessment but on the overall sense of satisfaction and belonging to a greater good. And then, Otwell Middle Schools Mission: whatever it takes...-Teach-Inspire-Motivate every child, every day."
"I had a great time as principal of the day at Liberty Middle School. My favorite part of the day was when ninth graders came to the school as a panel and all the eighth-graders were able to ask questions about high school!! That was just genius!!"
Keisha Carter Brown
“When I was at Piney Grove Middle School, I was very impressed with the character of the students. I observed a class with special needs students, and they were being accompanied by students from the mainstream classes. They showed patience, empathy and acceptance when it came to interacting with their fellow students.”