WEC’s Principal for a Day program is an opportunity for leaders from a wide range of business, government, and non-profit organizations to experience firsthand the demands and rewards of being a principal. After spending a morning on the job, they have a deeper sense of how education works in the Worcester Public Schools.
Principal for a Day matches civic leaders one on one with a Worcester public school principal; they visit the school and spend time with the staff and students. Afterwards, they gather for a luncheon to share their experiences.
Che Anderson was Principal for a Day this year at Burncoat Preparatory Academy where he read to students and met with the principal, Deborah Catamero
“It was an amazing experience,” said one Principal for a Day.
“Definitely an eye opener,” said another.
Several Principals for a Day noted the dedication, passion and commitment of the teachers and staff at the schools they visited. Many saw firsthand the challenges of educating students for whom English is a second language (in Worcester’s public schools, 90 languages are spoken)
WEC’s goal is for the principals from the community to gain a new understanding of education in Worcester’s public schools as well as the demands and rewards of educational leadership in the urban environment of a Gateway City.