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School Principals Receive Praise

Sonora, CA — Some business and government leaders in Tuolumne County had a chance to learn what it’s like to be a school principal.

A “Principal For A Day” event was put on this week by the Tuolumne County Office of Education. Participants spent the day job shadowing a principal, and then came together to share their experiences at a luncheon at the Office of Education building.

Sheriff Jim Mele was at Columbia Elementary, Frank Smart at Jamestown Elementary, Sherri Brennan went to Sonora Elementary, Bob White to Soulsbyville Elementary, Jeff Kerns to Summerville Elementary, Linda Eskandary to Summerville High School, Mike Albrecht to Twain Harte Middle School and Leslie Buckalew oversaw the county’s special education programs. It was noted that Columbia College President Dennis Gervin will take part at a later date, job shadowing at Sonora High School.

During the luncheon the participants had only positive things to say about what they oversaw. Conversation focused on the multiple tasks of a principal, new technology in the classroom, and the positive interactions principals have with students.

Superintendent of Schools Joe Silva says it was a chance for community members to learn more about what’s going on in today’s classrooms.

The participants are pictured with some of the various school principals.