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The Douglas County School System, in partnership with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, hosted the second annual “Principal 4 A Day” on November 15. This program allowed members of the business community to visit one of the 35 schools in Douglas County and shadow the principal for either a half day or a full day.  Each school principal was paired with a local member of the business community who experienced a typical day in the principal’s shoes.

Guest principals were exposed to the many exciting programs offered in our schools as well as gaining first-hand insight into the challenges that schools face on a daily basis. While this program was for members of the business community, other members of the Douglasville and Douglas County community will have the opportunity to participate in the second portion of this program, “Teacher 4 a Day” in the spring of next year.

Comments from guest principals:

I had a wonderful and exciting time with Principal French, Teachers and Students at Mason Creek Elementary. Their greetings were above and beyond. It seemed like the Teachers enjoy their jobs and the Students were well behaved. One thing  the  School needs to  be given credit for –it has been well maintained and I felt a sense of PRIDE (it was almost like today was the first day the School opened).  
Thanks again for my opportunity to visit.


Hazel D. Burton, Office Manager
Clerk of Superior/State Court


Mrs. McGill and her staff are incredible! This school is really focused on the well-being of and teaching the student. SPLOST funds provided Smart Boards for each classroom which were in use in every room I visited. Classrooms and halls were clean, bright and inviting. The students were so well behaved and hugs were given out freely from staff to child ~ making Bright Star a warm and loving environment. The balance between the reality of the "job" and the nurturing of the child truly takes a special person.

Rusti Riggs, Owner
Shop S.T.O.P., Etc.


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