Partner with a Principal

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​​​​​​P85252 - final-Partner with a principle logo.png​​​​​​​​Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the annual Partner with a Principal program. This year, the event will run between Sept. 18 through Oct. 13, which hosts local corporate executives and community leaders who will work alongside Phoenix public, charter, and private school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day. 

After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses, community leaders and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness, and leadership development programs in Phoenix.

Last year, 59 partnerships were developed and as a part of this program, staff from Grand Canyon University (GCU) partnered with school administration at Bernard Black Entrepreneur Academy and Tomahawk Elementary School, “At GCU we are always looking at ways to provide outreach to our community, so we jumped right on board when we heard about the 'Partner with a Principal' program," Dr. Carol Lippert, asst. vice president at GCU said. “It was a way for us to get individuals from GCU who maybe aren't as familiar with how K-12 schools work and operate on a regular basis, and to also explore ways for us to partner with those schools into the future."  

Laveen School District also partnered with the Chasse Building Team and Vulcan Materials Company. Dr. Jeff Sprout, superintendent of Laveen District says, “The keyword in our relationship with Vulcan and Chasse is “evolving." The greatest aspect of these relationships is they evolve with the needs of the district, but also throughout that relationship, we hear about their needs as well and so that helps us to equip our students to be their future workforce." ​

​2023 spotlight partnership: Partner with a Principal Program on Valley of the Sun United Way​​​

​For more information, call 602-256-4388, TTY 711.​​


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