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2022 Principal Appreciation Campaign

2022 marks the seventh year of Chicago’s citywide Principal Appreciation Campaign, through which we joined forces with school communities, city officials, and corporate leaders to lift up the great work of our hardworking school leaders. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Connecting Champions.” Chicago’s school leaders demonstrated resilient leadership, determination, and creativity as they supported their students and school communities through two years of educational disruptions brought on by the pandemic. Now, we want to celebrate them and help them forge connections with their colleagues across the city.

2022 Principal Appreciation Events

Throughout October, The Fund will host a series of events as a part of our Principal Appreciation Campaign. We will invite principals out of their school buildings to enjoy one another’s company at two Chicago professional sports games, a principal happy hour, and a storytelling event at the Museum of Science and Industry. Check out our list of events below!

  • October 4 | 7:00 p.m. | Principal Happy Hour | Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans pre-season game
  • October 13 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Principal Happy Hour | Punch Bowl Social
  • October 23 | 1:00 p.m. | Principal Happy Hour | Chicago Blackhawks vs. the Seattle Kraken
  • October 25 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Principal Storytelling Event | The Museum of Science and Industry

Principal Storytelling: Connecting Champions

Meet the principals sharing their stories at the Principal Appreciation culminating event on October 25!

Charles Anderson has been a Chicago principal for 11 years and has served as principal of Michele Clark High School for the past seven.

Charles Anderson
Michele Clark High School

Dr. Correa has been a Chicago principal for 4.5 years and has served as principal of Donald J. Marquez Charter School for a year and half.

Dr. Ariel Correa
Marquez Charter School

Daniel De Los Reyes is in his fourth year as principal of Darwin Elementary, a Leader in Me School.

Daniel De Los Reyes
Darwin Elementary School

Latoya Lyons is a 22-year educator with CPS and has proudly served as principal of William Brown STEM Magnet Elementary for five years.

LaToya Lyons
W. Brown STEM Magnet School

2022 Principal Appreciation Raffles

The Fund will host a weekly raffle where one principal is chosen to receive prizes every Friday in October. Individuals are required to be current Chicago public school principals in order to participate OR individuals can nominate their principals for a raffle prize.

Click the button below to be entered to win a $1,000 gift card or (2) domestic round trip airline tickets. There will be two winners for each prize chosen! 

Winners were be announced on social media every Friday, and be notified via email and phone.

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