Turning Dreams into Reality

This morning a 5th grade student came up to me during arrival. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a folded up piece of paper. He told me to read and then went to class. Usually, these notes indicate a problem….Something I need to look into, investigate, etc. This letter was different.

To: Dr. Cook,

I think we should do a principal of the day at our school.

Because we can learn what being in office is like.

Some kids like myself have a dream of being a principal. I want to learn more stuff

about being a Principal like learning how to solve problems, and how to do write ups.

That is why I should be principal for a day.

From: Demear


What’s a principal to do? I sure could use the help!

I decided that the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 22) I will allow Demear to be Principal For A Day.

Let me know if you have any ideas for Demear. I want to make sure I help him turn his dreams into reality!


5 thoughts on “Turning Dreams into Reality

  1. This is a GREAT idea! Have him mediate two students who are angry or upset with each other (acting, of course). Have him hold a meeting with a couple teachers and share ideas. Have him guest blog on here at the end of the day.

    Oh, and have him buy his 21st CCLC teacher a present :o).

  2. I think that Demear would learn a great deal from sitting in on a primary grade classroom with you and discussing what he sees as the learning that is happening as compared to what you see. You’d need a willing teacher, but I think you could find one. And on a much cooler note, you certainly need to allow him to make at least one announcement during the day (morning announcements?) and send the staff an important email.

    Sounds like a great idea. I will be curious to hear how it goes.


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