Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2017 “Principal for a Day,” Presented by Capital One Bank, Aligns the Business Community with Dallas ISD

September 29, 2017

Business and Civic Leaders to Get a Look Inside the Classrooms of Dallas ISD During Principal for a Day Event

DALLAS, TX—On Thursday, October 5th, Dallas Regional business and community leaders will once again shadow Dallas ISD principals to gain an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at our local education system during 2017 Principal for a Day, presented by Capital One Bank. The event will provide more than 175 volunteer “Principals” with the opportunity to read to students, observe classes, attend student performances, make morning announcements, and participate in other activities that define a typical school day.

“The Dallas Regional Chamber is excited to partner with the Dallas Independent School District and Capital One Bank for the annual Principal for a Day,” said Dale Petroskey, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “This is one of our most popular events every year for CEOs and executives to champion the importance of a strong public education system. Principal for a Day gives our region’s business and community leaders a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of our principals and teachers, who serve tirelessly to educate today’s students and to help shape tomorrow’s workforce,” Petroskey said.

“At Capital One Bank, we’ve found that you get the best results by getting more involved in the community and making a more concentrated effort to help. Principal for a Day is a prime example of these efforts,” said Tiffany Cason, Dallas Market President of Capital One Bank. “When we do that, we open up opportunities for our youth and, in many cases, you inspire them to be their very best.”

The DRC works with companies and regional partners to align the priorities of the education system and business community to build a sustainable, highly trained workforce for business in the Dallas Region in the future. This event represents the DRC’s goal of working with educators to prepare students for their professional careers, and underscores our strong commitment and partnership with Dallas ISD.

“Principal for a Day is our premier partnership development program,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Hinojosa. “By walking side-by-side with our principals, these business and community leaders learn firsthand what it means to be an urban school administrator by taking the daily responsibilities and challenges of leading a school. It also gives students an opportunity to engage with and be inspired by individuals from various careers.”

Many notable individuals have volunteered to participate as Principals for a Day, including: new Dallas Chief of Police, Renee Hall; Tesho Akindele, Forward for FC Dallas; Franciso de la Torre Galindo, Consul General of Mexico in Dallas; Bob Sturm, Radio Talk Show host for The Ticket Sports Radio; The Hon. Roberto Alonzo, Texas State Representative; Avi Kahn, CEO of Hilti; and Lee Jackson, UNT System Chancellor.

Join the conversation online by using @DRChamber and @dallasschools and #PFAD2017.


To coordinate any media opportunities in conjunction with Dallas ISD, please contact the Dallas ISD News & Information division: Robyn Harris (RobHarris@DallasISD.org) and Sandra Verduzco (SVerduzco@DallasISD.org).


About the Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our 1,200 member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in America to live, work, and do business. For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at 214.746.6600 or visit www.dallaschamber.org.

About Reasoning Mind
Reasoning Mind is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing a first-rate math education for every child. The organization designs interactive, online mathematics programs for students that develop higher-order thinking skills, ignite their interest in math, and prepare them for algebra—the “gatekeeper” course to college. In addition, Reasoning Mind offers ongoing professional development, training, and in-person support for teachers and administrators using its programs. With Reasoning Mind, students are engaged, teachers are empowered, and technology is leveraged to provide a world-class mathematics education.

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