Registration is now open for business leaders, community members and parents who would like to spend the morning shadowing a local public-school principal or district administrator during “Principal for a Day” on Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The non-profit SCV Education Foundation is sponsoring the fundraiser. All five local school districts are involved, including the Hart School District and the Castaic, Saugus, Newhall and Sulphur Springs districts.
Participants will spend the morning with a principal or administrator of their choice from 9 a.m to 11 a.m.
A catered lunch will follow at the Santa Clarita Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all principals, district administrators, and sponsors attending. During the luncheon, organizers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of this event as well as introduce the SCV Education Foundation Hall of Fame.
Jim Backer, founder of the SCV Education Foundation, owner of JSB Development and Board President will be the first recipient of this award and will be recognized for having demonstrated measurable influence on the growth and development of education in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Participants have the best chance of being matched with their first or second school choice by registering as soon as possible. Visit http://www.scveducationfoundation.org/pfad to register and for sponsorship information.
The tax-deductible donation to participate ranges from $150 for an elementary or junior high principal to $300 for a high school principal to $450 for a superintendent.
Event sponsorships for this 25th annual event are also available. Sponsorships include tickets to the luncheon, an ad in program, a commemorative gift and placement with a principal or administrator for upper-level sponsorships.
Supporters who can’t attend the event, but want to show their support and encouragement to our future teachers, can sponsor a future educator from the College of the Canyons TEACH program to take their place at the school and then join us for the luncheon. Sponsorships are $500, $1000 and $1500.
Principals and district administrators enjoy the opportunity to provide participants with a first-hand perspective of the local public school educational environment. The SCV Education Foundation is looking forward to every school in all five districts having at least one participant shadowing each principal this year.
The SCV Education Foundation was founded in 1995 to foster relationships between businesses, schools, educators and students; and to promote appreciation for public school education in the Santa Clarita Valley. Other annual programs include Teacher Innovation Grants, Teacher Tribute, Read with Me, Bag of Books and scholarships to graduating high school students.
The Centre at the SCV Sports Complex is located at 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
For more information visit www.scveducationfoundation.org or call 661-678-0429.