SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY
On May 1st, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals’ Day.
Throughout the school year, these educators assume the commitment to lead our young people to a prosperous future. They support and guide quality teachers and staff, resulting in productive learning environments for our children. Whether they lead an elementary, middle, or high school, a principal shows leadership skills while being approachable. Many students see their principals as role models.
Principals guide academic success and set the tone for an entire school. In most settings, they are a visible leader, one the students and teachers see daily.
Teachers rely on principals to ensure the schools provide the necessary equipment and resources. They also rely on principals to counsel and discipline students when needed. A principal represents the school at community events and meets with superintendents and community members, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SchoolPrincipalsDay
This day celebrates school principals, both past and present. Organize an event to thank your principal. Bring breakfast, coffee, or just a thank card, letting them know you appreciate all their time and patience with the kids and parents. Give a shout out to a school principal who influenced you during your school career. Break out the yearbook and share a photo and let them know how important they were to you!
While you’re at it, be sure to volunteer at your school. By supporting your school’s extracurricular activities such as band, choir, speech, and athletics, you’re also supporting your principals in their endeavors.
Use #SchoolPrincipalsDay to share on social media.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S DAY HISTORY
Janet Dellaria of Trout Creek, Michigan, founded School Principals’ Day to recognize all the dedicated leaders in schools from elementary through high school.