The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a unique, behind-the-scenes experience as a Principal for a Day to better understand one of Cobb County’s strongest assets: our public education system.

As a Principal for a Day, you will have the chance to meet one-on-one with one of Cobb County or Marietta City’s outstanding principals to gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges and strengths local schools face on a daily basis. Participants will shadow a local principal, meet with the faculty, and spend time in the classroom with students. This special opportunity will provide a greater understanding of the educational process in Cobb County.

“We believe this program is a rewarding experience for business professionals, Cobb’s educators and students and builds important partnerships between schools and businesses,” says Jani Dix, Senior Manager of Programs and Events for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.

Principal for a Day is scheduled for September 30-October 4 in both Cobb County and Marietta City Schools. The principal and participant will connect at the beginning of the week and select the date that would be best for them. The program requires the commitment of a half workday.

An application for this program can be found on the Chamber’s website: Applications are due on August 23 for teachers and participants.

For information about becoming a Principal for a Day, contact Jani Dix at or 770-859-2335.

This article originally appeared in the August issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 8. Click here to view the digital edition.