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EACS hosts 'Principal for a Day'

Local leaders got a chance to see what it's like being a principal for East Allen County Schools. The “Principal for a Day” event gives local leaders a first hand look at what goes on in our local schools.

Posted: Nov 14, 2018 6:57 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2018 11:11 PM

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT)- The “Principal for a Day” wasn't giving orders or teaching the curriculum, but they definitely got a feel for the environment learning from the ones who do it everyday.

Principal Patrick MCann with Prince Chapman Academy got a chance to show irene paxia what it takes.

"We got a chance to meet with some of the teachers. We got to see some of the special education services that we have available, and the resources such as the century room. We got a chance to see a lot of interventions in the classroom sizes that are going on and a lot of the technology that is available to each and every student," MCann said.

From sitting in classrooms, meetings, to lunchtime, Paxia learned how much feedback from teacher to student is important.

Paxia deals with refugee and immigrant families.  Seeing the diversity, different teaching styles, and techniques really appealed to her.

"As I connect with immigrant refugee families, this is a great opportunity for me to see, to learn about what's going on, what makes the school unique. the minorities that actually make up the student population here. I think there will be a lot of opportunities here to do things together potentially. at the very least i got an appreciation for what happens." Irene Paxia, Executive Director for Amani Family Services, Inc. said.

This years theme for the event is education is everyone's business.
leaders from different professions also joined in on the fun at other east allen county schools but they all learned it takes a village to help these kids to success. guest speaker jena jacquay shared that with them at today's luncheon.

"Today and days like this across our community is about understanding and learning and seeing what challenges are there. Most importantly seeing how we as community leaders can help support the school system," Dena Jacquay, Human Resource Chief Executive for Parkview Health said.

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