Principal for a Day, presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Spend one day working alongside a Gwinnett County Public Schools principal and you’ll never look at the principal’s job (or maybe your own!) in quite the same way. You’ll experience amazing leaders, outstanding teachers, eager students, precious faces…the sights and sounds of quality teaching and learning…and a chance to walk in the shoes of one of the most important jobs in America…a public school principal!

Principal for a Day provides business leaders a firsthand, authentic look at the operations of today’s schools and the principals who lead them. They will observe, up-close and personally, the rewards, challenges, and satisfaction that come with being the instructional and managerial leader of a modern public school.


If you are selected to participate in the Principal for a Day program, your attendance at the following events is strongly encouraged:

  • October 17 – Orientation Breakfast
  • November 13-17 – American Education Week; the chance to take your place in the principal’s office of one of Gwinnett’s fine public schools!
  • December 8 –Celebration Luncheon

Thank you for your interest in Principal for a Day. Online applications are no longer being accepted for this program. We hope you are able to join us next year.