CPS and The Fund Launch Third Annual Principal Appreciation Campaign
CHICAGO – The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund), Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago are celebrating the third annual Chicago Principal Appreciation Week – a campaign to highlight and celebrate the essential role Chicago’s dedicated principals play in fostering academic progress across the city. Coinciding with National Principal Appreciation Month, The Fund and CPS are collaborating with school communities across Chicago to help them celebrate the hard work principals do each day to support students, teachers and families. "Chicago's outstanding school principals set a high bar of expectations for their faculties and students, create strong cultures in their buildings, lead by example and are not afraid to be held accountable," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "The record success of CPS students would not be possible without the remarkable leadership of CPS principals." “Chicago has emerged as a national leader in urban education because of our focus on placing a high-quality principal in every school,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “As a former principal, I know how hard this job is – our principals work day and night to ensure all of our kids receive a 21st Century education that will prepare them for a successful future. I’m excited to celebrate their incredible achievements and tell their inspiring stories this week and every week.” The #PrincipalPrideChi campaign will celebrate the work of outstanding principals across the city. All Chicagoans are encouraged to participate by:
- Thanking local principals via social media with a Facebook or Twitter message using the hashtag #PrincipalPrideChi.
- Creating a short video or photo thanking a principal – remember to use #PrincipalPrideChi!
- Sending your local principal a thank you note or small token of appreciation.