"SILVERMAN builds neighborhoods, schools build our future."
Last night, Brittani Bunney and Paul Silverman from SILVERMAN invited past and future Principals For A Day (#PFAD) to their 2016 kick-off reception to welcome new members ahead of the next PFAD citywide event being held on May 5th, 2016.
The evening gave attendees the opportunity to share their experiences and excitement over a drink and some light appetizers.
The all-day upcoming PFAD event, including classroom visits and school tours, will give members of our community a unique opportunity to become "principals" at local schools. Participants see first-hand what make our schools great while also learning about the challenges our schools face. The goal – developing long-term, productive relationships that will support enhanced student achievement.
"Anyone curious about seeing how a Jersey City public school works can be a principal." said Brittani Bunney, PFAD organizer and this year's honoree Superintendent For A Day. "The ultimate goal of the program is that community members and business people in the area will participate, see how great the schools actually are, learn the challenges our public schools are facing, and from that experience build a long term relationship."
We had the chance to be a PFAD in both 2013 and 2015. As a dad, host/instructor, and community member, it was one of the most valuable experiences we could have to help provide for the successful future of our community. It's a highly recommended program and we encourage you to get involved when their program runs next.
Special thanks to SILVERMAN's Paul Silverman and Brittani Bunney for their deep interest and support of learning and education in Jersey City. Contact Brittani Bunney at SILVERMAN for more information on how you can participate in the Principal For A Day program.