Area leaders to become ‘Principal for a Day’ Tuesday in Horry County Schools

vgrooms@thesunnews.comOctober 4, 2013 

— Some business and community leaders will be going back to school Tuesday as part of Horry County Schools’ Principal for a Day program.

Each school in the district has been assigned a guest principal, who will shadow the school’s top administrator for the entire day, said Teal Harding, HCS spokeswoman. Guest principals will be privy to a range of happenings inside and outside the classroom, whether it’s addressing happy or unhappy parents, dealing with discipline issues or learning the importance of “Chicken Day.”

Guest principals must sign confidentiality agreements before they can participate, and Harding said they’ve been warned to wear comfortable shoes for what they’ve been told will be “one of the most exciting, enlightening and exhausting days of your career.” The group will have breakfast Wednesday morning with HCS Superintendent Cindy Elsberry to discuss what they learned from the experience and to share ideas from their business experience that could help support education.

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