Principal for a Day invites community business and civic leaders to spend a morning with a school principal to better understand their complex role and get perspective on the school system from within.
Principal for a Day 2018 will be held on October 24.
Sponsored by the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Pasadena Unified Principal for a Day is a catalyst for relationships between local businesses and schools that bring volunteers, resources, and motivation to our students and enrich our community.
In its 13th year, Principal for a Day has involved more than 389 community members and helped build lasting relationships between the schools, businesses, and the wider community. Participants spend a morning on campus shadowing a PUSD school principal, giving them a rare and valuable perspective of running a public school.
Thank you Wells Fargo for supporting our 2018 Principal for a Day!
2018 Principal for a Day
Altadena Elementary School
Director of GRAMMY Museum
Andrew Jackson STEM Dual
Publisher Prospect Park Books
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Blair IB Magnet School
Director of Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Michael Than
Physician Kaiser Permanente
Center for Independent Study
Executive Assistant – KBKG, Inc.
Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet
Cleveland Elementary School
Daniel Webster Elementary School
Sales & Marketing Bryan’s Cleaners
Don Benito Fundamental School
CEO & Co-founder codeSpark
Eugene Field Elementary School
Founder & Managing verynice.
Focus Point Academy
Retired Insurance Professional
Frances E. Willard Elementary School
Director of Regional Punahou School
Hamilton Elementary School
Henry Longfellow Elementary School
Retired Associate California State
James Madison Elementary School
Founder Con Cariño
Jefferson Elementary School
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway
John Marshall Fundamental School
Dr. Heather Brunold
Executive Director TEDxPasadena/Words2
Screenwriter Sonbird Productions, Inc.
John Muir High School
Norma Coombs Elementary School
President Beacon Management
Pasadena High School
President and The Hettema Group
Chief Information City of LA Information
Rose City High School
Laura Diallo Executive Assistant – KBKG, Inc.
San Rafael Elementary School
Attorney Hahn & Hahn LLP
Sierra Madre Elementary School
Richard von Ernst
Associate Pacific Union
Sierra Madre Middle School
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
Washington Elementary STEM Magnet
Realtor Deasy/Penner &
Washington STEAM Magnet Academy
Project Manager Farmers Insurance
Operations Manager California Measurements
William McKinley School
Director, Community AEG
Woodrow Wilson Middle School TBD
“The children seemed so comfortable and happy. The school radiated positivity.
The Principal knew EVERYONE! It was an incredible experience.”
Principal for a Day 2017
2017 guest principals included:
Judge Paul Watford – U.S Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit, Steve Schell – Co-founder and CEO New Matter, Jennifer Hall Lee – Filmmaker, Elizabeth Jones – Institute for Educational Advancement, Felicia Williams – City of Pasadena Planning Commissioner, David Eads – Executive Director and CEO Pasadena Tournament of Roses, and State Senator Anthony Portantino.
After the day on campus, the 2017 class of “Principal for a Day” graduates will gather for a luncheon and meet other principals and community leaders at Altadena Town & Country Club to share their experiences. Jason Roberts, co-founder and Executive Director of the Math Academy, served as this year’s keynote speaker. Other speakers include, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Senator Anthony Portantino, and PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald.