Mission, Texas- On Tuesday, October 10, the number of campus principals in Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) doubled; but only for one day, and it didn’t cost the district any additional money for salaries. On October 10, each Mission CISD school had a business or community leader experience the life of a principal by becoming a Principal for a Day.
These Principals for a Day reported to their respective schools at 7:30 a.m. and then shadowed the real campus principal through their regular duties. The Principals for a Day had a shortened work schedule that ended with a luncheon at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. The real campus principals then reported back to their schools to complete their work days.
Mission CISD first started the Principal for a Day program in 2006 as a way to help educated the local business and community leaders about the rewards and rigors of the principalship. Principal for a Day also gives the participants an unfiltered look into what goes on in a school day on a regular basis. It is also meant to help build relationships between the district and the communities it serves.
The list of participants for the 12th annual Principal for a Day program included: Brad Bentsen, Mission Parks and Recreation Director; Sarah Hammond, City of Alton Development Corporation; Luciano Guerra, Mission Lions Club; Angela Navarrete, Entravision stations manager; Cynthia Lopez, Mission Historical Museum Director; Robert Rosell, Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce CEO; Linda Tovar, Regional Public Relations for H-E-B; Juan Arevalo, Boys and Girls Club of Mission Director; Lucia Leo-Diaz, Mission Lions Club; April Chapa, American Cancer Society; Mike Ayala, Mission Lions Club; Jose Flores Telemundo Manager; Cristina Garza, Mission EDC Program Director; Robert Alvarez, Assistant Fire Chief in Mission; Ricardo Rodriguez, Hidalgo County District Attorney; Javier Hinojosa, engineer; Jerry Zamora, Mission CISD Board Member; JoAnne Garcia, attorney; Patricia Y. O’Caña-Olivarez, Mission CISD Board President.
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