Joliet Public Schools District 86 welcomed community and business members into elementary and junior high schools for the District’s 16th annual Principal for a Day Celebration. “Honorary” principals shadowed the school principals and helped with student arrival, morning announcements, visiting classrooms, and assisting with lunch.
"We enjoy having community leaders see first-hand the great things happening in our schools and the hard work principals do daily." said Joliet Public Schools District 86 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse.
Honorary principals included: T.E. Culbertson Elementary: Diane Harris, It is Amazing Boutique; M.J. Cunningham Elementary: Demetria Carr, Catholic Charities Daybreak Center; Dirksen Junior High: Haydee Martinez-Rosales, Guardian Angel Community Services; Eisenhower Academy: Councilman Larry Hug, City of Joliet; Farragut Elementary: Jenny Crocker, Bridges Out of Poverty; Forest Park Individual Education School: Chef Michael McGreal, Joliet Junior College; Gompers Junior High: Frank Bermudez, Joliet Youth Athletic Association; Hufford Junior High: Shykira Richards, Chicago Urban League; Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, retired, Joliet Township High School District 204; Edna Keith Elementary: Coffe Summers, Coffea Magazine; A.O. Marshall Elementary: Councilwoman Sherri Reardon, City of Joliet; Marycrest Early Childhood Center: John Stefanski and “Nes”, Joliet Police Department; Pershing Elementary: Lorraine Guerrero Neumeyer, Will County Children’s Advocacy Center; Sator Sanchez Elementary: Diana Martinez, Health & Harmony Wellness Center; Carl Sandburg Elementary: Nick Palmer, Will County Executive Office; Isaac Singleton Elementary: Sylvia Acosta-Chavez, Spanish Community Center; Taft Elementary: Steve Locke, Joliet Central High School; Lynne Thigpen Elementary: Lauren Staley Ferry, Will County Clerk; Thompson Instructional Center: Charles Mascolino, Joliet Police Department; Washington Junior High: Pastor Frank Edmon Jr., Joliet Township High School Board; and Woodland Elementary: Sanina Campbell, Will County Office.