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Calling All Principals: What Does a Day on Your Job Look Like?

By Arianna Prothero — January 05, 2015 1 min read
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Principals, we at Education Week want to know what a day in your life looks like. We’re looking for photographs that tell the unique stories of your workday as school leaders across diverse areas and sectors.

Whether you’re an urban, suburban, or rural-based school leader, or a district, charter or private school principal, we want you to send us pictures taken throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 7 via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #APrincipalsDay.

Education Week will use them in a photo gallery highlighting the differences and similarities within the diverse position of the principalship.

This project will run in conjunction with a special report Education Week is releasing later this month on expanding the principal pipeline. In it, we examine some of the major issues facing the principal position from access to quality professional development, to redefining the job of the people who oversee principals, to developing future school leaders.

Here are the three easy steps for submitting your photos for the project:


  1. Share your pics on Jan. 7th via Twitter or Instagram with #APrincipalsDay;
  2. Include a caption that tells where the photo was taken and describes what’s happening;
  3. Be sure submitted photographs conform to your school media policies regarding publication of identifiable students. And please read the fine print about how your images might be used.

Finally, you can share this project with your colleagues with this short, Twitter-friendly message:

Principals, what does a day in your life look like? Tweet pics to @educationweek on Jan 7 w/ #APrincipalsDay Details: http://bit.ly/13Tb1cd

If you have questions or comments, email WebEditors@epe.org.

Photo: Alfonza W. Davis Middle School Principal Dan Bartels talks with 7th grader Armond Hull, 13, during a science class last month at the school in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Daniel Johnson for Education Week

A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.

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