Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- About 50 community and business leaders traded in their office buildings for schools as part of Richland One's Principal for a Day.
The program, now in its third year, allows participants to shadow principals and assist with daily activities like interacting with parents, students and staff.
"Principal For A Day gives participants a unique firsthand look at the daily responsibilities of our principals, and it gives them a chance to see some of the great things that are happening in schools throughout the district," said Superintendent Dr. Percy Mack. "Many of our previous participants have said it's an eye-opening experience that leaves them with a whole new perspective."
After school dismissal, the group gathered for a reception to share their experiences.
This year's participants included Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, several city council members, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ike McLeese, State Representative James E. Smith, Jr. and News 19's own Jennifer Bellamy. To see how her day went, click on the video attached to this article.