Donors can play Principal for a Day

first_imgA few more volunteers are needed for Nov. 7 in the Principal for a Day program sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. The event pairs business and community leaders with school administrators for an inside look at local education, culminating with a luncheon for all participants. This year’s guest speaker will be Xueting Ma, a teacher from Xi’an, China, who is part of an exchange program with Saugus High School. The luncheon program this year will focus on the student exchange between Santa Clarita and China, with a look at how the interaction affects both education and business. Last-minute slots are available to shadow both principals and superintendents. For a donation of $300, executives can shadow Beverly Silsbee, superintendent of the Castaic Union School District, or Superintendent Judy Fish of the Saugus Union School District. A donation of $275 would pair an executive with Assistant Superintendent Kathy Wright of the Sulphur Springs School District. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Elementary school principals still open to being paired – for a $150 donation – include Paul Martinson, Bouquet Canyon; Dianne Saunders, Cedarcreek; Christine Hamlin, Mountainview; Cory Pak, Rosedell; and Deborah Bohn, Skyblue Mesa. “Our goal is to have every principal in the valley shadowed,” said event chairman Dan Goetz. “This event will offer a new perspective on the challenges and accomplishments of our local public schools.” Reservations can be made by calling Felicia Scorse at the Chamber of Commerce, (661) 702-6977, or by visiting the Education Foundation’s Web site at Proceeds from the event help to fund the Education Foundation’s teacher-grants program, which this year awarded $40,000 to support education across the Santa Clarita Valley. The foundation also awarded $5,500 this year in scholarships to graduating seniors. last_img read more