Thursday, October 19, 2017

Recognize school principals
during commemorative dates

October is National Principals’ Month, which includes Principals’ Week from Oct. 15-21, and Principals’ Day on Oct. 20. The designations are used to recognize the essential role of principals in creating quality schools.

State and national resolutions have been created for the honorary dates, and numerous public officials have acknowledged the importance of principals. The most significant celebrations and recognitions, however, are the ones that take place in local schools and communities.

Below are some tips offered by The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) to assist with efforts to honor school principals:
  • Recognize principals at a school board meeting.
  • Write a note of encouragement and thanks to principals.
  • Write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper highlighting what your principals do for your district (be sure to mention the honorary dates).
  • Use social media to highlight the hard work principals do each and every day, and designate posts with the tag #ThankAPrincipal.
Sample social media posts, a National Principals’ Month graphic, and a number of other materials to assist districts with recognition activities are available here.