FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomed 50 community members into schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event. Guests representing local businesses, elected officials, service organizations and community groups, visited their assigned schools on Thursday.

Guest principals welcomed students, dealt with concerned parents, and worked directly with teachers to improve academic achievement, according to a press release.

“Principal for a Day is a great event each year because we get to show off what we do to leaders in the community,” Superintendent Wendy Robinson said. “Each year, our guests are astounded by the intricate work going on in our buildings to ensure all students are educated to high standards. What we do doesn’t happen by accident, which is something these leaders can understand and appreciate. We are very deliberate in our work, and we are proud to welcome guests into our buildings knowing that they will share what they see with others.”

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters (Blackhawk Christian School), Ron Howard of Indiana Pacers (Fairfield Elementary), Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz (Miami Middle School),  and Reverend Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Church (South Wayne Elementary), among many others participated in the event.