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Principals for a Day at Joliet Public Schools

12/6/2017, 1:11 p.m.
Joliet Public Schools District 86 recently welcomed business and community members into their schools for their 14th Annual Principal for ...
Local leaders took part in Joliet District 86 Principal for a Day program. Submitted photo

Joliet Public Schools District 86 recently welcomed business and community members into their schools for their 14th Annual Principal for a Day Celebration. Each Honorary Principal spent a half a day at the various schools where they each got a tour of the school and interacted with the students.

Honorary Principals included: T.E. Culbertson Elementary: Lauren Staley-Ferry, Will County Board Member; M.J. Cunningham Elementary: Vincent Gutierrez, Functional Therapy and Rehabilitation; Eisenhower Academy: Moira Dunn, Illinois Assistant State’s Attorney; Farragut Elementary: Fredrick Gandy, Lewis University; Forest Park I.E.: Herb Brooks, Jr., Will County Board Member; Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Steve Brandy, Will County Health Department; Edna Keith Elementary: Julia Alexander, TAJH Productions / JCTV Ch.6; A.O. Marshall Elementary: Beatriz Ulloa-Mireles, Will County Coroner’s Office; Marycrest Early Childhood Center: Rebecca Kroiss, Childcare Resource and Referral; Pershing Elementary: Christy Lister, 1st National Bank of Ottawa; Sator Sanchez Elementary: Veronica Gloria, Spanish Community Center; Carl Sandburg Elementary: Don Dickinson, Joliet City Councilman; Isaac Singleton Elementary: John Herod, Dow Chemical Company; Taft Elementary: Douglas Lewis, Federal Aviation Administration; Lynne Thigpen Elementary: Randy Chapman, Center for Disability Services; Thompson Instructional Center: Samantha Barnes, The Salvation Army; Woodland Elementary: Cherise Robertson, Catholic Charities – Daybreak; Dirksen Junior High: Steve Vanisko, The Herald News; Gompers Junior High: Patrick McGuire, Illinois State Senator; Hufford Junior High & I.E. Program: Jayme Casimere, The Times Weekly Media Company; and Washington Junior High & Academy: Vincent Cornelius, Attorney.

The honorary principals helped with the morning school announcements, visited classrooms, talked about their careers, presented awards to students, and some even assisted with lunch duty.