Principal for a Day 2019 - Friday, December 6

  • If you are interested in participating in the upcoming Principal for a Day event, please complete the following Interest Form by Friday, November 8, 2019. Thank you. 

  • More than 50 community leaders experienced school life from a new perspective last December, serving as a guest Principal for a Day at buildings across School District U-46. Participants included police officers and firefighters; leaders in the areas of medicine, finance, business, and education; and more than a dozen elected officials, as well as former U-46 Superintendent Dr. Jose Torres. The guests then convened for a luncheon sponsored by Marco, a leading technology services provider, at Villa Olivia in Bartlett. The featured guest speaker was Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, who was involved in the successful effort to enact Evidence-Based School Funding reform in Illinois focused on equity for all students and schools. The reform brought additional state funding to District U-46: $24 million during the 2017-18 school year and $18 million during the 2018-19 school year. 

    This year, Principal For A Day will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information, please contact Karla Jimenez, Coordinator of Family & Community Engagement at karlajimenez@u-46.org