26 schools in the Ventura Unified School District, as well as Vista Real Charter High School, participated in Principal for a Day last week. Volunteers from the business community spent the morning in an elementary, middle or high school, then shared their experiences at a lunch at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE.)
The volunteers got to witness the faculty and staff of their schools in action, and participated in interactive activities and tours.
Dawn Rosin of Jersey Mike’s in Ventura noted that it was National Sandwich Day and helped students at Blanche Reynolds Elementary prepare sandwiches.
Tina Reed Johnson of Tina Reed Johnson Web Marketing got to see Cabrillo Middle School as a Principal for the day. “It was a pleasure to shadow Ms. Lorelle Dawes of Cabrillo. I’m very impressed with our district’s hardworking teachers and staff. The education of our students is crucial to the future of Ventura County in many ways, and I am thankful to be part of the business leadership involved in our local schools.”
Carlos Cohen, Principal of Ventura High School, was paired with The River Community’s Jim Duran for the day. “It was a pleasure having Jim with us at VHS. Jim was a student years ago here at VHS as well as a parent of 6 students that have attended VHS. Being the principal for the day gave him the opportunity to come back to his alma mater and his roots. A great tree produced great fruit and he continues to do that as a community leader and help others.”