Community members get a look at the job of campus principal from the inside

                On Tuesday, November 19, the number of campus principals in Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) nearly doubled; but just for the one day and it did not cost any additional money for salaries. Each Mission CISD campus principal had a business or community leader experience a day in their lives by becoming a Principal for a Day.

                The Principals for a Day reported to their respective schools as early as 7:30 a.m. and then shadowed the real campus principal. Their work day ended earlier than a regular principal with an informal luncheon. Mission CISD has been doing a Principal for a Day program annually since 2006. The program is designed to help participants understand the rewards and rigors of the principalship. It is also meant to help build on relationships between the district and community.

                The list of participants this year included: Reynol Rivera, chiropractor; Daniella Diaz, reporter, The Monitor; Heather Marks, American Cancer Society; George Myers, president/CEO, Mission Chamber of Commerce; Ginger Padilla, Mission Duncan Insurance; Ricky Gomez, general manager, Bert Ogden Chevrolet; Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director, National Butterfly Center; Marilyn Hardison, Broker, Star Properties; Trung Nguyen, plant manager, Royal Technologies; Luis Contreras, director, Mission Historical Museum; Ricardo Saldana, chief, Mission Fire Department; Casandra Garcia, regional director, Senator Ted Cruz; Ciro Ochoa Jr., attorney at law; Erasmo Roberto Martinez Martinez, consul, Mexican Consulate; Javier Iruegas, CEO, Mission Regional Medical Center; Martin Garza, city manager, City of Mission; Kimberly Wyatt, news director, KGBT-TV; Marissa Castaneda, chief operations officer, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance; Daniel Silva, Chief Operations Officer, Mission Economic Development Corporation; Andie Figueroa, reporter, Progress-Times; Stephan Wingert, Regional VP/Publisher, The Monitor; Oscar Martinez, Mission CISD school board president.

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