Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Principal For A Day program has been cancelled for 2021.

Our hope is to be able to offer this wonderful experience to community leaders in February 2022.

Our Principal for a Day event that was held on February 27, 2020 was once again a huge success.  Thank you to all of the community leaders and our wonderful school principals who were a part of this special day.

Marcus Nicolas at Griffin Middle School

Heather Rybak at Roberts Elementary School

PFAD Participants & Principals

WCTV News Anchor Julie Montanaro reading at Ruediger Elementary School

LCS Superintendent Rocky Hanna, Riley Elementary School Principal April Knight and PFAD Participants

Chris Sumner at RAA Middle School

Samantha Loebig at

Canopy Oaks Elementary School

L-R: Woodville Principal Lisa Mehr, LCS Superintendent Rocky Hanna, DeSoto Trail Principal Michelle Keltner, and Riley Principal April Knight

Christic Henry at Sabal Palm Elementary School

Maria Mead at Heritage Trails Community School

Leslie Powell-Boudreaux at Deer Lake Middle School

Rick Owen at Sealey Elementary School

Jasmine Williams at Woodville School

What the participants had to say

"Thank you to everyone at Ruediger Elementary for inviting me to be “Principal for a Day!” Got to do so much: read to kindergarteners, hand out achievement certificates, review some reading data, discover flaming hot Cheetos in the cafeteria, even get interviewed by two students! So great to go behind the scenes and see all you do to ensure your students are happy, healthy and successful. Thank you to the kids for all the hugs and high fives!  You are capable of great things! Believe it!" - Julie Montanaro (WCTV)

"Today I participated in Principal for a Day and had the privilege of working side by side with an outstanding Principal, Ms. Amy Alvis and her amazing team at Heritage Trails Community School. Their passion and commitment to their students was tireless and inspiring. I encourage anyone who is not familiar with this school to visit and see for themselves the important work this School is doing...Amy Alvis you are an amazing woman and leader!! Thank you, your staff and your students for allowing me to be part of your team today!!!" - Maria Mead (Keiser University)

"Some people call them griffin administrators, I call them superhereos.  They are measured, calculated and love those kids so much.  The Black History program was brilliant!  So impressed!  I really enjoyed being Principal for a Day!" - Marcus Nicolas (Tallahassee Community College)

"Jane, It was my pleasure! Please give my thanks to all the Staff and students for having me. It was a wonderful experience that I will always remember. You all are the best!!!!!" - Anthony Gifford (Ketcham Realty)


2757 W. Pensacola Street

Tallahassee, FL 32304

(850) 487-7241

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