Local Business Leaders Join Tucker Middle's Principal Shadow Day

Business people and educators are collaborating in a one-day event at county schools.

is taking part in a county-wide event this Thursday, Mar. 29, set up by the DeKalb County School District and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Shadow Day, as they're calling it, gives business leaders the opportunity to "walk alongside principals and witness the rewards and challenges of furthering student success," according to a statement from Joye Burton, spokeswoman for the DeKalb Schools Communications Office.

Principals at 50 county schools are being paired with local business leaders for the one-day event, beginning at 9 a.m.

"Each 'shadow' will meet with their assigned principal and his/her administrative team, then observe and participate in the principal’s daily routine," said Burton.  "Whether it is bus duty, visiting classrooms, engaging with students or attending meetings, each shadow will learn about their school’s goals and performance measures and provide valuable feedback to the principal."

Tucker Middle School's principal is Dr. Kathy Cunningham.

Burton added that, after Principal Shadow Day, both the principal and shadow will have the opportunity to participate in tutoring and mentoring students, faculty and staff professional development and student career exploration.  


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