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October is National Principal Appreciation Month!

To celebrate, The Fund organizes a citywide campaign designed to lift up our principals. 2018 marks the third year of our Principal Pride Campaign, and we are SO excited to lift up the great work of our hardworking school leaders. Below you can find out more and sign up to help!

Why celebrate principals? Principals are key to student achievement and school improvement. A supportive administration is one of the top strategies to keep teachers in the classroom, and principal¬†leadership accounts for 25 percent of the total school influence on a child’s academic performance. Keeping principals is one of Chicago’s top priorities, and acknowledging the hard work principals do each day is one small way we can thank them for all their hard work. Below you can see one of our videos from last year’s campaign.

So, how can YOU help us celebrate Chicago’s principals? Write your local principal a thank you note! Drop off lunch or donuts, bring by some flowers or have your kids draw a picture.

If you’re a nonprofit organization interested in celebrating principals, fill out this form to share how you can partner with us! Local School Council members, please click here to share how you’ll celebrate your principal!


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We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 380,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on our most vulnerable schools.

See Chicago's Principal Pride

We launched the city's first-ever Principal Appreciation Campaign, and one thing is clear: Chicago is proud of its principals.